Tropical Storm Lee forms in the Gulf

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Tropical Storm Lee has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.  What was Tropical Depression 13 has strengthened south of the Louisiana Coast.  Heavy rainbands continue to spread across much of south Mississippi.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Pascagoula west to Sabine Pass, TX.  Maximum sustained winds increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts.   The system is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours.

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