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Posted: Friday, 04 October 2013 9:51PM

Karen forecast to miss Louisiana en route to Florida



Tropical Storm Karen is getting even weaker and the forecast track is moving to the east of Louisiana.

The official forecast track from National Hurricane Center now calls for the center of the system to stay off the Louisiana coast.

Karen is now forecast to make a right turn Saturday night before getting to Plaquemines Parish.

The Hurricane Center expects landfall in the western Florida Panhandle Sunday night.

New Orleans is no longer in the cone of probability.

Top winds have dropped to 45 miles per hour.

WWL TV Meteorologist Carl Arredondo says Karen is not looking like a healthy tropical storm.

"We are looking at a system that is not very well organized," he explained.  Arredondo says Karen may actually fall apart over the next 24 hours.

He says, however, we could still see some rain, elevated wind and increased tides - especially along the coast - from what is left of Karen.

There is also a chance of rain across Southeast Louisiana as a cold front moves down through Sunday.

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