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Tropics Quiet, Atlantic Flow Continues

October 21, 2015

We're continuing to watch a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms near the Yucatan Peninsula as it moves into the Gulf on Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a very low chance of organized tropical development due to land interaction and generally unfavorable environmental conditions. Even so, it has the potential to be a big rain maker across the Southern Plains this weekend, and could still impact Florida as a non-tropical system as it interacts with a frontal boundary by the middle of next week.

The mostly dry pattern state-wide will continue through at least Friday, as high pressure is locked into place across the Southeast. Inland and western Florida may not see a drop for the next five days, while along the Atlantic coast, spotty showers will continue off and on through Wednesday evening. Accumulations will remain below 0.5", and flooding will not be a concern. A high risk of rip currents will continue through Wednesday evening along the First Coast, although the windy conditions are generally expected to relax by late week.

Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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