MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The poorly organized disturbance was located Friday morning about 255 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says maximum sustained winds were about 35 mph.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The system is expected to produce up to 8 inches of rain across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and up to 12 inches throughout the weekend along the central U.S. Gulf Coast.