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Disturbance off Florida coast has 50% chance of developing into tropical depression

System could bring plenty of rain, possibility for flooding to South Florida
Chance of tropical formation 50%, July 23, 2021
Posted at 3:46 PM, Jul 23, 2021

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring an area of low pressure near Florida that continues to produce a large region of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

According to the NHC, environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for additional development and there is currently a 50% chance of it forming into a tropical depression in the next several days.

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"With high moisture around, a southwest steering flow, and this disturbance to our north, we are expecting high-end rain chances -- 70-80% -- Saturday through at least Tuesday and likely Wednesday too," WPTV First Alert Weather meteorologist Kate Wentzel said. "Localized flooding will be a possibility with some areas potentially reaching up to 5 inches. The other weather factor -- it will be very humid with heat indices in the triple digits."