Karen now remnant low; to affect SWFL Monday

Liza Fernandez

Karen now remnant low; to affect SWFL Monday

CREATED Oct. 5, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 5, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Satellite imagery shows the center of Karen has become elongated and is no longer well defined. The National Hurricane Center has now downgraded it to a tropical low. 

The low will continue to skirt the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and eventually be absorbed into a cold front that will push into Florida late Sunday into Monday.

Most of the showers and storms remain east of center and will continue to drop rain as it continues to move due east at 13 mph with winds of 30 mph.

Storm surge and localized flooding is still possible along the northern Gulf coast. Accumulations of 1 to 3" are still possible.

Expect rainy and stormy conditions across Southwest Florida Monday as remnant moisture is pushed along a cold front that will slide down the peninsula through Tuesday.