Oct 5, 2013

Aircraft reconnaissance has found that the disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico has intensified to a tropical storm: Karen. Tropical storm and hurricane watches are now in effect for a section of northern Gulf coast.
Cities under the hurricane watch include Biloxi, Mobile, Panama City, and Pensacola. New Orleans is in the tropical storm watch area. Tropical storm conditions could begin in all of these areas as soon as late Friday.