The Joker is now officially Tropical Storm Fay. The computer models have been showing a more westward movement:
The The Weather Underground shows the 5 day fore cast as of this afternoon:
The eastern edge of Mississippi is in the potential cone. And at this point, that's all it is: Potential.
People along in Florida and those on the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico need to keep on eye on this joker. Though it hasn't happened with the tropical storms/hurricanes thus far this year, once these systems enter the Gulf of Mexico, they have the potential to turn into monsters.
Contingency plans need to be made. Check your emergency supplies and check to see if anything is lacking. If you plan to evacuate, plans need to formulated.