Tropical system bringing heavy rain, flooding to Gulf Coast

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MIAMI (AP) – Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend.

The poorly organized disturbance was located early Friday about 390 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says maximum sustained winds were about 35 mph. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The system is expected to produce up to 8 inches of rain across the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and up to 12 inches throughout the weekend from the central Gulf Coast northeastward into the Southern Appalachians.

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6/18/2021 1:10:51 AM (GMT -5:00)

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