Karen Weakens To A Tropical Depression
UPDATED 4:30 AM CDT, October 6, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier
Karen continues to founder in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and it will likely become a remnant low later today. Karen will parallel the Gulf Coast with heavy downpours still its biggest threat.
As of 4 a.m. CDT, Tropical Depression Karen was located near 28.3 N and 91.7 W, or about 100 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, La., and 165 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Its top sustained winds have again dropped to only 30 mph. Karen is crawling to the northeast at 2 mph, and its minimum central pressure is 1009 mb, or 29.80 inches of mercury.
Due to Karen being downgraded to a tropical depression, all tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued along the Gulf Coast.
Karen is expected to pass near the far southeastern tip of Louisiana on Sunday while paralleling the Gulf Coast and drifting into the Florida Big Bend area on Monday. Pockets of 1 to 2 inch rainfall will be possible in the Florida Panhandle through Monday as Karen`s remnants slowly trudge eastward.
By Tuesday, the remnant low will track into northern Florida before getting linked up with a cold front heading from the Midwest to the East Coast.
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