Ala Coast OK Despite Gulf Weather System

By: associated press
By: associated press

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Forecasters say Alabama's coast should be mostly dry this weekend despite a weather system that could become a tropical depression in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Showers and thunderstorms are predicted in Alabama's coastal counties for Friday, but there's only a 40 percent chance.

The rain possibilities drop to about 20 percent for Saturday and Sunday, and high temperatures each day are predicted in the low 90s.

Still, officials say dangerous rip currents are possible at beaches in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

The National Hurricane Center says the low pressure system in the Gulf has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next day or two.

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