In the Atlantic:
Tropical Storm Karen is located about 360 mi. (580 km) S of the mouth of the Mississippi River, heading toward the central Gulf of Mexico. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Grand Isle, Louisiana to Destin, Florida. Hurricane conditions are possible within portions of the Hurricane Watch area on Saturday, with tropical storm conditions possible as soon as tonight. Strong southeasterly winds ahead of Karen were already pushing tides 1 – 1.5′ above normal along the coast from Eastern Louisiana to Alabama on Thursday night.
In the Western Pacific:
Tropical storm Fitow is located approximately 289 nm south-southeast of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.
Tropical depression 23w is located approximately 102 nm east-northeast of Saipan.