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Ex Tropical Depression About to Drop the Ex?

By: Oscar Fann WTVY-TV meteorologist
By: Oscar Fann WTVY-TV meteorologist

NEW UPDATE..Sunday Aug 15 at 11:30 pm cdt...

The remnants of tropical depression # 5 will likely strengthen in the northern Gulf Monday.

The low will apparently move far enough into the Gulf of Mexico not only to become a tropical depression once again, but also likely to strengthen into a tropical storm.

However, by the time it does, it would be south of Mobile and MOVING WEST toward Louisiana.

There is a slight chance the low could be far enough south of the coast to bypass Louisiana and head toward the Texas upper coast - if so, it could become a hurricane.

The remnants of tropical depression # 5 drifted from Louisiana last Thursday to east central Alabama near Auburn Saturday, then south through southwestern Georgia Sunday to near Panama City late Sunday evening.

On Monday, heavy rain (in excess of 2 inches) is forecast to develop in the Florida panhandle. 1 to 2 inches may still occur in parts of Alabama and Georgia that border Florida.

By Monday night the heaviest rain develops closer to Pensacola and Mobile. On Tuesday the low moves toward Louisiana, taking the heaviest rain with it.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES will be in effect Monday afternoon and evening along the coast from Destin WESTWARD, and at least an EXERCISE CAUTION advisory east of Destin to Appalachicola. The Exercise Caution advisory may be upgraded to a Small Craft Advisory Monday morning.


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