Florida, Jul 24: Gusty winds and rains are expected to batter parts of northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, Jul 24 as the tropical storm Bonnie makes its way towards the region.
The US National Hurricane Center has forecast heavy winds and squalls despite the fact that Bonnie has been downgraded to a tropical depression by some, CNN reported.
However, the Centre expects it to regain strength just before reaching the northern Gulf Coast.
The National Hurricane Center predicted that the storm was expected to cross over the Gulf coast, anywhere from Louisiana to southeastern Texas, late Saturday, Jul 24 night or early Sunday, Jul 25.
While warning is in effect from Destin, Florida, to Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain, a state of emergency has been declared in Mississippi, after Louisiana.