Tropical Storm Lee Hammers Gulf Coast; Region on Tornado Watch

Tropical Storm Lee will cause major flooding along the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including in New Orleans and south Mississippi. The storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday afternoon. Since then, Lee has been moving very slowly northward while strengthening over the warm waters of the gulf. Lee has puzzled forecasters since it began developing this week by pulling another overnight growth spurt. The storm came out of a virtual stall and continues moving north toward the central Louisiana coast. Powerful rain and strong winds are currently hammering the Gulf Coast region concentrating along the south Mississippi coastline and the outer edges of New Orleans.  CONTINUE

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