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  • At 4:00 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located near latitude 23.7 degrees North, longitude 87.0 degrees West.
  • A gradual turn toward the west with a decrease in forward speed is expected after Marco moves inland on Monday and on Tuesday.
  • Rapid weakening is expected after Marco moves inland. Tropical Storm Marco is not a threat to Jamaica. The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

At 4:00 a.m., the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located near latitude 23.7 degrees North, longitude 87.0 degrees West. Marco is moving toward the north-northwest near 20 km/h. Marco is forecast to continue moving north-northwestward across the central Gulf of Mexico today and will approach southeastern Louisiana on Monday. A gradual turn toward the west with a decrease in forward speed is expected after Marco moves inland on Monday and on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is anticipated and Marco is forecast to become a hurricane today. Marco is expected to be a hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf Coast on Monday. Rapid weakening is expected after Marco moves inland. Tropical Storm Marco is not a threat to Jamaica. The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

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