Gordon weakens to tropical depression

Heavy rain targets Mississippi Valley

By Richard Nunn - Meteorologist, Mark Collins - Meteorologist, Rebecca Barry - Meteorologist

Rain bands will spread into the Mississippi Wednesday as Tropical Depression Gordon weakens to a remnant low and heads northwestward.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - What's left of Tropical Storm Gordon has weakened to a Tropical Depression with 30 mph winds near Jackson Mississippi Wednesday morning.  Rain will spread northwestward through the afternoon and soak the Mississippi Valley with up to 4-5 inches of rain.

TRACK THE STORM: Interactive map of tropics

All coastal watches and warnings associated with Gordon are discontinued.

A number of schools near Pensacola in northwest Florida called off classes as Tropical Storm Gordon spins through the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Hurricane  Florence strengthened to a Category 2 over the eastern Atlantic, about 1440 miles east-south east of Bermuda and poses no threat to the United States.

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