FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Tropical Storm Marco has made landfall.
The storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River around 7 p.m. EDT.
The storm is producing tropical storm force winds of 40 mph.
Those are expected to subside as the storm continues to move over Louisiana.
Which means the storm will become a tropical depression once its maximum sustained winds go below 39 mph.
Heavy rain will continue for the northern Gulf Coast through the night.
It's already causing flooding in Florida.
Pensacola recorded 2.22 inches of rain today, which shattered the old record of 2.16 inches, set back in 1961.
This is the first storm that's forecasted to make landfall near Louisiana this week.
Tropical Storm Laura is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana or Texas on Thursday.