ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Gordon continues to get a little stronger near the southwest coast of Florida.  

Gordon is moving rapidly away from the Florida peninsula and out over the warm waters of the Gulf.

It will move over warm waters and might find a region of lower wind shear, so Gordon might have a chance to become a Category 1 hurricane before landfall in the mid-Gulf Coast region.

Gordon is moving quickly, so it won't take long for it to reach the coast, probably late Tuesday into overnight Tuesday night.

As Gordon moves away, we will still be in the moist air on Tuesday, so expect a good chance of showers and thunderstorms again. 

A tropical storm warning for the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida has been canceled.


Elsewhere in the tropics, we continue to track Florence in the eastern Atlantic.

This system will remain no threat to land and an eventual turn to the northwest will keep it at a very safe distance away from Florida over the next week.