Gulf System Poses Significant Flood Risk

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Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is expected to form into a tropical depression later today over the northern Gulf of Mexico. Conditions could favor this system turning into a hurricane over the next few days.

7-11 Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Track

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches have been posted for southern Louisiana in anticipation of the storm’s approach late this week and into the weekend.

Strong winds and storm surge are of concern with this system, but the primary threat will be excessive rainfall in an area that has already seen heavy rains in the past few days.

Some areas of southeastern Louisiana could see 15-20″ of rain over the next seven days. Flooding is an extreme concern right now in these areas, including New Orleans.

7-11 7 Day Rainfall Forecast

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