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Posted on: May 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Low Pressure System Heading for the Gulf of Mexico

A low pressure system heading for the Gulf of Mexico has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression according the National Hurricane Center.

The system called Invest 90L is gradually becoming better defined, forecasters said, and is expected to bring heavy rains to the Gulf Coast during Memorial Day weekend. Rip currents also are a threat from Louisiana to Florida.

A tropical depression is likely to form by late Saturday over the southeast Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said. If it strengthens to a tropical storm, it will be called Alberto. 

The low pressure system has a 40 percent chance (medium) of becoming at least a tropical depression within 48 hours and an 80 percent chance (high) of doing so within five days.

Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week.

Watch your local weather forecasts for up to date information on this rainy weekend.

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