Tropical Storm Bret to impact Southern Windward Islands

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Tropical Storm Bret formed as it entered the Southern Caribbean Monday. Bret is forecast to move along the coast of South America over the next few days.

It will impact the Southern Windward Islands near Trinidad and Tobago within the next 24 hours. Bret should eventually weaken as it moves into more unfavorable waters.

As of Tuesday morning, Bret had sustained winds of 45 mph. It is located about 315 miles east of Curacao, moving swiftly toward the west-northwest at 21 mph.

Closer to home, a new tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the Central Gulf of Mexico soon.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the coast of Louisiana due to the development of this system. 

In any event, no matter where the center goes, expect very heavy rain and possible flooding along the Central Gulf Coast to the east of the center. 

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These rains of 10-15 inches possible will impact the coastal region of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Western Florida Panhandle.

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