5 pm Monday Update: Tropical Storm Marco and Laura

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Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin updates on the strengthening of Tropical Storm Laura and its timeline.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southeast Louisiana coast ahead of Laura. That includes lower Plaquemines, lower Jefferson, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. A hurricane watch is in effect farther west from Morgan City to southeast Texas.

Tropical Storm Marco is a much weaker system hovering near the Louisiana coast. Threats from Marco are pretty much finished - all warnings associated with Marco were canceled, although we could still get a breeze and some passing showers from it Monday night and Tuesday.
Our focus now shifts to Tropical Storm Laura, which is near western Cuba with winds of 60 mph. Forecast path hasn't changed much and takes it to southwest Louisiana Wednesday night.
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