Alexandria, La. (July 10, 2019)—Current forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate a potential tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico with possible landfall this weekend along the Louisiana coast. Most models show the storm approaching central Louisiana Friday afternoon with the strongest impacts expected on Saturday and Sunday. Rainfall projections range from 7-10 inches with heavier amounts possible. The city encourages residents to make preparations now to be ready for the storm.