Old rain producer could become new tropical system

forecastHOLT, Fla., Aug. 17, 2019–A low-pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico just off the west coast of Florida has become another area of interest for the National Hurricane Center this season.


Aug. 15 rainfall map

This disorganized system, a result of a stalled cold front that passed through this area Thursday, has been producing showers and thunderstorms over parts of Tampa and the surrounding area.

The NHC now gives this a 20 percent chance to form into a tropical system during the five-day forecast period.

Tropical development of this system, if any, is expected to be slow to occur while it moves northeastward at 5-to-10 mph near the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina during the next few days, according to the NHC.




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