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Gulf disturbance to bring heavy rain, flooding concerns

Tropical disturbance visible satellite image (06/05/2013)
Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 15:55:00-04

An area of vast tropical moisture in the south-central Gulf of Mexico has been moving north during the afternoon.  An area of low pressure associated with the moisture has been organizing, maintaining some concern for further development, possibly into a tropical depression.

The main hazard from this system will be heavy rain and accumulating rainfall that may trigger local flooding.  A flash flood watch is in effect for most Big Bend and south Georgia counties in anticipation of periodic heavy rain Thursday morning through early Friday.  Rainfall totals will range from one to six inches, heaviest amounts near the coast and perhaps in locally higher amounts.

Stay up to date with the developments of this system by watching ABC 27 News this evening, Weather NOW on channel 27.3, and with our mobile app and social media sources.  You can also access the Hurricane Center section of our website for additional details, and the Severe Weather Guide for advice and preparation tips.