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Wednesday evening Tropics check (06/05/2013)

Tropical disturbance visible satellite image (06/05/2013)
Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2014-05-02 08:28:11-04

A blob of moisture in the south-central Gulf of Mexico is attempting to circle around a low-pressure system, which has been sustaining areas of cloudiness and heavy rain draped over the eastern Gulf.  There has been modest strengthening and organization of this system, and there's still a possibility to have future intensification into the season's first 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.

Occasional breezes will be felt, especially along the coast and offshore, where gusts may exceed tropical storm force.  There is a limited risk for severe weather in the form of brief waterspouts or tornadoes, mainly near the coast and in the eastern half of the region.

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.