Published: Sep 05, 2011 5:00 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 05, 2011 9:06 PM EDT

Lee is weakening to a Tropical Depression.

Flooding rains are expected to spread from the central Gulf Coast to the Appalachians.

At 10:00 p.m. on Sunday eveing, the center of Tropical Depression Lee was located near Latitude 31.0 N., Longitude 91.4 W. The depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 7 m.p.h. A turn toward the northeast and some increase in forward speed are expected in the next day or so.

On the forecast track, the center of Lee will move across Southern Mississippi overnight and Monday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 m.p.h. with higher gusts and these strongest winds are located well to
the south and southeast of the center over water. Little change in strength is expected in the next day or so as Lee becomes an extratropical cyclone.