Tropical Storm Fizzles, But Still A Rainmaker

NEW ORLEANS (October 6, 2013)--After spending days in a slow push toward the Gulf Coast, the storm system Karen has dissipated and as of Sunday morning only remnants remained, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

The remnants of Karen were moving eastward off the coast at about 13 miles per hour.

Forecasters expect what remains of what had been a tropical storm to continue moving generally east over the next day to two days.

Maximum sustained winds remained near 30 miles per hour with higher gusts, and forecasters say localized coastal flooding could still occur along portions of the coast.

Rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

Earlier Sunday, much of the Gulf Coast began calling off preparations and evacuations as Karen weakened and stalled.

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