Posted: Oct 5, 2013 10:20 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Oct 6, 2013 8:58 AM
BATON ROUGE- The threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ended late Saturday night when meteorologists downgraded Karen to a depression.
What is left of the storm is expected to make landfall in Louisiana Sunday morning and eventually near Alabama Sunday night or Monday.
Winds are about 35 mph with some stronger gusts. Experts don't expect a drastic change for the system in the next 24 hours. Karen should become a remnant low by Monday.
> UPDATED 8:57 AM: Winds dropped to 30 mph; located about 100 miles southwest of Morgan City. Karen is expected to become a remnant low Sunday. Models still indicate the center of the storm should move over land in Louisiana Sunday afternoon and along the Alabama coast later Sunday or Monday.
> UPDATED: 10 A.M.: Karen has dissipated; NHC issued final advisory on the tropical system.
Some coastal flooding remains possible, so people along the coast should remain cautious.
All tropical storm warnings have been discontinued.