NHC watching for potential development along Northern Gulf of Mexico

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The National Hurricane Center is watching the Northern Gulf of Mexico as a frontal boundary sinks south. Despite tropical development, heavy rainfall will likely impact those along the Gulf Coast this upcoming week.

There will be no direct impacts to Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

Latest NHC Update:

Northern Gulf of Mexico: A broad trough of low pressure currently located over the northern Gulf of Mexico is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Gradual development of this system is possible if it can remain offshore while it meanders near the northern Gulf of Mexico coast through the end of the week. Regardless of development, heavy rains will be possible along portions of the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle over the next several days.

For more information about the potential for heavy rain, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service office and the Weather Prediction Center.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.