Storm System in Gulf has Tropical Potential

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Now the NHC gives the broad area of low pressure about a medium chance-about 30% - of becoming a tropical or subtropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, and a 40% chance of development within the next 5 days.

The core of the rain near the low impacts east Alabama on Wednesday and a band of rain and storms develops across west Alabama on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

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South Florida got a respite from the rain Monday morning, but more heavy showers are on the way. Due to all the wet weather we had over the weekend and additional rain expected today, flooding will be possible. Rain totals throughout the week may exceed 3 to 6 inches of rain, offering some needed relief for drought concerns and fire danger.

Residents and business owners complained that parts of South Beach and Sunset Harbour flooded.

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Small drains prone to clog left the street flooded Sunday until midnight, he said. Rain may be heavy at times. We'll also have hazardous marine conditions and a high risk of rip currents.

This is just a reminder for Southwest Louisiana that hurricane season is fast approaching as it's always good to be prepared well before a storm threatens our area. The NHC is expected to issue a new special forecast for that system on Monday.

If the low forms as predicted by models, the system could meander offshore for a few days.

Development or not, the system will bring rain to Florida and the northeastern Gulf over the next few days.

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