(RNN) - Tropical Storm Gordon developed in the Florida Keys on Labor Day morning, while Tropical Storm Florence continued to churn well out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Though the tropical storm wasn't yet named, the National Hurricane Center issued warnings in the wee hours of the morning, well ahead of the storm.
At about 10 miles from Key Largo, the tropical storm is heading west-northwest at 16 mph, with winds of around 45 mph.
Warnings were issued early Monday morning for the central Gulf coast, with areas from the Alabama-Florida border all the way to the Louisiana-Texas border told to prepare for tropical storm conditions - strong wind and heavy rainfall.
In the meantime, it's pelting south Florida and the Bahamas with heavy rain and wind.
It's expected to make landfall on the central Gulf Coast as a strong tropical storm.
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