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Tropical Remnants to Impact Southeast With Extra Rain This Week

11 Jul 2017, 2:10 pm

Whether or not it has a name, ‘it’ will still be making things rather wet across the Southeast U.S. this week, particularly in Florida.

The leftovers from what was Tropical Depression Four will move into Florida on Thursday and potentially into Friday, bringing added moisture to the state and enhancing afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

After leaving the Sunshine State with several inches of rain in spots, the relatively weak area of low pressure associated with the remnants of T.D. Four will move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico before moving north into the Florida panhandle and coastal Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday and Sunday. Localized flooding and gusty winds are possible as the system passes by, with main impacts expected on Thursday.

Localized flooding and some gusty winds will also be possible for other parts of the Southeast as T.D. Four’s remnants move through the area this weekend.

The system overall mostly petered out on Tuesday, hampered by dry air through much of its ragged journey across the Atlantic Ocean. After starting as a potent-looking tropical wave last week, it became a tropical depression, only for it to fizzle out late last week before showing some resurgent signs on Sunday and Monday.

Overall, the Atlantic basin looks quiet, for now. August and September usually see a big uptick in tropical activity.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this system and its impacts and for the latest on the tropics.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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