"Tropical Storm Gordon is moving quickly across the eastern Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, according to a 10 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
Forecasters project that Gordon will develop into a hurricane before reaching making landfall late Tuesday over the Mississippi Valley.
The system is moving quickly west-northwestward over the warm waters of the Gulf. The higher temperatures will likely cause the storm to strengthen rapidly and without much warning, forecasters said. Upon reaching land, however, forecasters said the system will decrease significantly."