Zero chance a tropical depression will form in the Gulf

Parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast will see heavy rain this week
Published: Jul. 12, 2022 at 1:30 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The chance for any tropical development this week in the Gulf in now nada. A trough of low pressure has been lingering around the northern Gulf of Mexico over the past few days. This system is disorganized as of Wednesday afternoon, and the chance of it becoming a tropical depression is zero, according to the National Hurricane Center. However, it will still give us increased rain chances, but not the high chances we were expecting earlier this week.

Tropical Outlook
Tropical Outlook(WLOX)

Coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle may still see heavy rainfall through the end of the week. There is uncertainty about who exactly will see the heaviest rainfall. At this time, it appears the heaviest rain will be right along the coast and offshore. There is the potential for some areas to receive 4-8″ of rain through Monday, but the ‘bullseye’ has shifted east.

WPC rainfall forecast
WPC rainfall forecast(WLOX)

South Mississippi will still see some of the tropical rain showers and thunderstorms, and there will be a risk for flash flooding. While rain chances remain higher than normal through the end of the week, the forecast can change. It will depend how much moisture can move into South Mississippi, and how organized this system will become. For now, just keep your rain gear handy.

4-day Rain chance forecast
4-day Rain chance forecast(WLOX)

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