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Disturbance off Florida coast has 30% chance of development

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 06:23:19-04

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 30% 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."

A Flood Watch remains posted for coastal Palm Beach County until 8 p.m.