Tropics: increased chance of development in the Gulf, heavy rain for Florida

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HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows an increased chance of development of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a 50% chance of formation as this disturbance moves northeast.

We’re already seeing heavy rain move into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday morning, with potential totals topping a couple of inches from portions of the Florida Panhandle to southern Georgia through Thursday. Localized flooding will be possible.

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Elsewhere in the tropics, hurricane Larry remains in the Atlantic and is heading northwest for now, eventually turning away from the U.S.

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Newly formed tropical depression 15-E is west of Mexico and could become a hurricane as it nears the southern part of the Baja Peninsula.

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