Tropical Storm Laura Forms, One Of Two Potential Hurricanes


(Miami, FL) -- Weather forecasters say two tropical storm systems could make landfall in the U.S. at about the same time next week.

Tropical Storm Laura is heading toward Florida, one of two possible hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time.

The other is still unnamed, and likely heading toward Texas and Louisiana.

The next named storm will be Marco.

Laura is moving at 21 miles per hour and is about 230 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

It has sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and could reach the Florida Keys on Monday.

Tropical Storm Laura will bring rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by this weekend, and is then expected to move toward Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, possibly as a hurricane.

TS Laura

TS Laura

Tropical Depression 14 is expected to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this weekend as a tropical storm before moving north into the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas and Louisiana, where it, too, could become a hurricane.

Photos by: National Hurricane Center