Karen weakens into a depression, threatens the Gulf Coast

Posted at 6:43 AM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 23:34:08-04

Tropical Depression Karen is a much weaker system as it threatens portions of the Gulf Coast with rain and wind over the next few days. Karen is centered about 185 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Karen is not expected to re-strengthen into a tropical storm as it encounters increasing wind shear and dry air. It will likely make landfall Sunday along the Gulf coast, producing heavy rain and gusty winds over that region.

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