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Tropical Storm Claudette will hit the U.S. Here’s what to expect this weekend

Tropical Storm Claudette could make landfall this weekend

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Bertha.
This Wednesday, May 27, 2020, satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the South Carolina coast. Now, Tropical Storm Claudette could make landfall this weekend.
Associated Press

Tropical Storm Claudette will most likely make landfall in the United States over the weekend, bringing high winds and heavy rains in the southern U.S. this weekend.

  • “The system is expected to produce heavy rainfall and considerable flash, urban and small stream flooding beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend along the central Gulf Coast and spreading northeastward into the Southern Appalachians,” the National Hurricane Center told The Washington Post.

What to expect this weekend

Per CNN, Claudette will hit the Louisiana coastline Friday night.

The storm is expected to hit the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Florida

There are tropical storm warnings in cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

What states are doing to prepare for Claudette

So far, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency for his state with the coming storm. This will allow the state to use certain resources to help people from the storm.

Is this a hurricane?

No. AccuWeather senior meteorologist Rob Miller told USA Today that “a hurricane is unlikely.”