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Tropical Depression Claudette still brings heavy rain, gusty winds to portions of Gulf Coast

Posted at 5:38 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 17:07:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Claudette has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it pushes farther inland.

The tropical depression is moving northeast with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph. The system is still producing heavy rain, flooding, and gusty winds in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and portions of the Florida Panhandle.

Claudette is expected to weaken a little more Saturday night, as it turns east-northeast. However, it is forecast to become a tropical storm again as it moves through the Carolinas Sunday night into Monday.

The system will bring heavy downpours to the Big Bend Saturday night and Sunday.

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