Tropical Storm Colin forms in the Gulf
BATON ROUGE - Tropical Storm Colin has formed in the Southern Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane officials say it isn't likely the storm in the northwestern Caribbean Sea becomes a hurricane before hitting Florida with flooding rain.
No impact to the Baton Rouge area is anticipated at this time.
The National Hurricane Center said a hurricane hunter plane will investigate the storm near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Sunday afternoon. It already contained thunderstorms and near tropical storm strength winds.
Regardless of development, heavy rains and flooding are expected in the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, the Florida Keys and Florida's Gulf Coast over the next few days.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott planned a briefing with state emergency management officials Sunday afternoon.
Sand bags were being distributed to residents in St. Petersburg, Tampa and nearby cities.
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