National weather forecast for June 17

Janice Dean has your FoxCast.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on Thursday ahead of a potential tropical cyclone that will likely hit his state and parts of Mississippi and Alabama on Friday. 

The storm was about 450 miles south of Louisiana as of Thursday evening, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. 

A tropical storm warning is in effect, ranging from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border, according to the National Weather Service. 

“Rainfall will be the biggest threat,” Gov. Edwards said Thursday ahead of the storm. “It is important to stay weather aware as these storms approach the coast.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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