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Forecasters: Debby's threat to La. decreases

4:17 PM, Jun 24, 2012   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service has discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated that the state is under less of a threat from Tropical Storm Debby than initially thought.

Parts of Alabama and Florida remain under a tropical storm warning, however. Storm paths are generally hard to predict days in advance, and forecasters say they've been comparing several models to compile the official forecast.

 As of late Sunday, though, they believe the storm was less likely to make a westward turn toward Louisiana. The storm was located about 205 miles (330 km) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

It had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) and was moving to the northeast at about 3 mph (kph).

CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press

The Associated Press

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