Tropical system in Caribbean threatens Gulf Coast


Tropical Storm Ida to pose major hurricane threat to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Ida formed Thursday afternoon over the Caribbean Sea and has the potential to become a powerful hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico and strike the northern Gulf Coast by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The big picture: The Hurricane Center included unusually sobering wording for the first advisory on a storm, partly because the timing of landfall means there is only a few days for residents in the storm’s potential path to prepare. Get market news worthy of your