Tropical Storm Patricia has moved eastward into the Bahamas and is headed toward the western coast of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said in a statement late Sunday.
The hurricane center said Patricia is expected to weaken as it approaches the coast.
It is expected that Patricia will strengthen over the coming days, and its maximum sustained winds will reach 115 mph (187 kph).
The center says Patricia is moving at about 26 mph (50 kph) per hour.
The National Hurricane Centre is calling it a Category 1 hurricane.
Tropical Storm Amelia is a tropical storm that is expected on the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane.
The storm is forecast to strengthen as it nears Florida and is forecast of gaining sustained winds of 110 mph (195 kph), the center said.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Bahamas, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama.
The center said there are tropical storm warnings for the Gulf Coast, where the storm is expected in the area of 130 mph (193 kph); along the east coast of South Carolina; and along the northeast coast of North Carolina.
In Georgia, the state’s Department of Natural Resources said on its Facebook page that residents are asked to stay off the coast due to the threat of landslides and power outages.
The threat of a tropical depression has been extended for much of the central United States.
It’s the fifth time this year the National Weather Service has declared a tropical system a tropical threat.
The agency warned that an extended period of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico could cause damaging winds and flooding to coastal areas and could also result in flash flooding and severe flooding in Georgia and southern Louisiana.
This is a developing story.