Maximum sustained winds have reached 50mph with Debby about 220 miles south by southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi river and moving North at 6 mph. A tropical storm warning is in affect for the area from the mouth of the Pearl river to Morgan City but does not include either New Orleans of Lake Pontchartrain. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the warning area by Sunday night.
A storm surge is expected to affect Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana raising the water level in the affected areas 1-3 feet.
Heavy rainfall is expected with this storm producing 3-6 inches of rain along the gulf coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. There is also the possibility of up to 10 inched in isolated areas.
Tropical Storm Debby is may cause problems along the gulf coast, Florida, and possibly up the coast the the US. There is also a possibility there will be storm conditions in Cuba.
It is unlikely that the storm conditions from tropical storm Debby will have an affect on the Dominican Republic other than possibly affecting flights coming out of Florida. Further updates on Debby, including if it reaches hurricane status will be added into the comments below this post.