Gulf Disturbance to bring rainy weather later this week

by Joseph Neubauer

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Drought, wildfires and sunny conditions have been the norm the last few months across a dry Northwest Florida. Our next weathermaker may finally break the cycle.

A gulf disturbance in the Bay of Campeche (southern Gulf of Mexico) has been tagged by the National Hurricane Center. This area of low pressure is our next chance for rain.

Tropical formation chances are low (20%). It will receive a moisture boost from Lidia and Max, two tropical systems in the Pacific Ocean.

Warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico could help support tropical development, but this gulf disturbance will have to battle strong wind shear later this week as well.

No matter what forms down in the Gulf of Mexico, the forecast for Northwest Florida shouldn’t change much Wednesday – Friday. Expect breezy and rainy weather. The best chance for rain will be Wednesday and rainfall could last the entire day itself.

We still have scattered thunderstorm chances on Thursday and Friday to watch.

Several inches of rain could fall between Wednesday and Friday. 2-3 inches of rain, or higher, is possible along the coast. Less rain will fall for those living north of I-10 into Alabama.

Isolated flash flooding could be possible through this timeframe. Other hazards to watch out for will be rip currents. Avoid the beach Wednesday – Friday.

Boating conditions will be rough Wednesday and Thursday as well. A Gale Watch is in effect for both days. Waves 10-20 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico could build to 7-9 feet on Wednesday.

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