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      Karen nears Gulf Coast

      Columbia (WACH/NHC) -- Activity in the Gulf of Mexico is heating up as the 11th named storm of the hurricane season developed Wednesday.

      Karen has weakened to a tropical depression. Maximum winds are 35 mph as of 10 p.m. Saturday, and is located 100 miles south of Louisiana. Karen is currently stationary.

      The projected path so far takes the storm on a northeastward path through the gulf, with the main areas impacted being gulf coast states.

      Timing of landfall looks to be Saturday night.

      All watches and warnings associated with Karen have been discontinued.

      The main impacts of Karen should stay along the Gulf coast, but the edge of tropical moisture will make its way toward South Carolina by Sunday night and Monday morning.