UPDATE: Gulf Disturbance Looks to Be Rain Maker

posted by Mason - 

Source: NOAA | National Hurricane Center

It was only yesterday that meteorologists were warning of a potential tropical cyclone hitting our area this week, even though hurricane season is still more than two weeks away. While it's still a possibility, the odds of it happening have dropped quite a bit; and now there's only a ten percent chance of it happening.

There's still a chance for some downpours, though, with up to three inches of rain in some areas. That according to NBC 15 meteorologist Kelly Foster, who tells us what to expect from this system:

It'll hopefully bring some drought-busting downpours to our area. A daily dose of rain could help alleviate the developing drought condition we're heading towards. The best bet to get wet is Wednesday. But we have at least a decent chance of rain in the forecast through this weekend. Most areas will see at least an inch of rain this week and some areas will see 3 inches (or more), especially into northwest Florida. It could also increase our threat for rip currents. 

There is a decent chance of rain through the weekend, and it's definitely a possibility that we have a wet Hangout Festival. But the weekend doesn't look to be a washout at this time. And cooler temps will actually be a nice thing after Monday's scorching temps. In Mobile, a new record for the date -- 97 degrees! -- beats the previous record that's held since 1881.

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