We now have a tropical storm in the  Gulf of Mexico. The winds have been clocked at sixty miles per hour. The question is what will this storm do next?

NOAA

NOAA has issued watches in association with Tropical Storm Karen

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA TO WEST OF DESTIN FLORIDA
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA TO THE MOUTH OF THE PEARL RIVER
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * WEST OF GRAND ISLE TO EAST OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA * METROPOLITAN NEW ORLEANS * LAKE MAUREPAS * LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN * DESTIN TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA

The system is currently moving to the northwest though it did have a little more of a westerly wobble in the last 24 hours. Karen is  expected to take a turn more toward the northeast. The storms forward speed has also slowed a little. The storms intensity and landfall predictions are being issued with less than 100% confidence. Still Grand Isle could see a hit from a minimum hurricane. Karen's intensity may be determined by how long the storm stays over open water before making landfall between Mobile and Pensacola sometime early Sunday morning. If this path holds true Southwest Louisiana would be spared any major impact from Karen.

We all know that this is an early prediction and things can change quickly. We will keep you up to date.