Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is slated to make landfall by Sunday, according to an update issued by the National Hurricane Center at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
The tropical cyclone has maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, and is on track to hit the Florida panhandle this weekend. Forecasters expect the storm to become a hurricane some time tomorrow, then weaken into a tropical storm before making landfall.
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1 Community Cookout
2 3rd annual 'Power of the Girl' Business Breakfast
2 French apÃ©ro evening
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.
Win big in two Observer contests
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.