September 28, 2021

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Tropical disturbance in Gulf has 30% chance of development, could bring heavy rain to Louisiana – NOLA.com

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A tropical disturbance moving into the Gulf of Mexico has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression within the next five days, forecasters said Sunday morning.

The system is forecast to move across the Gulf through mid-week, where strengthening is possible, according to the National Hurricane Center. It could potentially reach southeast Louisiana next week.

The system is producing disorganized thunderstorm activity and could bring heavy rain.

It’s too soon to tell what threat the storm poses to Louisiana, through Gov. John Bel Edwards told the state to brace for heavy rain.

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“Even if it hit our area as a tropical storm, we are in no condition to receive that much rainfall. And it could happen by the end of the week,” Edwards said Saturday.

Hurricane Ida pummeled through Louisiana just a week ago as a Category 4 storm. Hundreds of thousands of people across the state remain without power.

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Meanwhile, Hurricane Larry continues to strengthen and is forecast to approach Bermuda in the next few days.

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