Gordon weakens to tropical depression as it moves over central Mississippi

Posted at 8:25 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 17:33:21-04

Gordon is now a tropical depression and continues to weaken as it moves over central Mississippi Wednesday. The threat of heavy rains and flooding will continue for several days.

The depression is located about 45 miles NW of Jackson, Mississippi, and is moving toward the NW near 9 mph. This motion is expected to continue Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Gordon will eventually merge with a front across the Midwest and become extratropical.

Tuesday 5 p.m. update:

Location: 32.8°N 90.7°W

Moving: NW at 9 mph

Min pressure: 1012 mb

Max sustained: 70 mph