There are no active tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
However, there is a weak area of low pressure along the Gulf coast of Alabama…causing heavy rains with localized flooding
This is a satellite image of this area of disturbed weather in the Gulf
This rainy weather has been soaking parts of the coast from the Florida panhandle, westward to Louisiana. More than 6.00″of rain has fallen in parts of northwest Florida since the weekend.
This area of low pressure will pull westward, gradually taking the rainy episode along the northern Gulf Coast…into the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Here is the Precipitation Forecasts from the NWS…over the next 48 hours
This area of low pressure has a very low chance of developing into a tropical depression…given its close proximity to the gulf coast.
Gulf of Mexico
1.) A broad area of low pressure has emerged over the extreme northern Gulf of Mexico just south of Mobile, Alabama. This disturbance continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms over much of the north-central and northeastern portions of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent land areas. This system is forecast to remain close to land and little or no development is expected due to unfavorable upper-level winds. However, locally heavy rainfall will be possible along portions of the northern and northeastern coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico during the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…near 0 percent