Tropical Storm Gordon strengthens as it moves away from SWFL

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Hurricane conditions and heavy rainfall possible over portions of the northern Gulf Coast, including Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

All watches and warnings have been canceled in Southwest Florida as Tropical Storm Gordon moves away to the northwest.

Monday night Gordon was moving WNW at 17 mph. with max sustained winds of 60 mph.

Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move quickly away from Florida. The storm is forecast to continue moving away from Florida into the Gulf of Mexico overnight.

The impacts to South Florida will continue to diminish as Gordon moves further away. Lingering rainbands will continue across the Gulf waters and clipping the Collier County coast at times. A lingering potential will remain for heavy rainfall in this area through the late evening hours. Isolated

tornadoes and waterspouts remain possible within these bands. Some minor flooding may be experienced in vulnerable areas along the Collier County coast between Marco Island and Chokoloskee with high tide this evening.

Tropical Storm Gordon formed Monday morning near the Upper Florida Keys headed towards the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm started to make a soggy mess as people across Southwest Florida were trying to make Labor Day plans.

WINK News is live in each county to grab a glimpse of weather conditions throughout the day.

Lee County

Reporter Taylor Bisacky was live from Sanibel the Sanibel Causeway

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