Tropical Depression 3 dissipates off Florida coast

Gusty winds, heavy rain expected to remain offshore


What’s left of Tropical Depression Three is tracking north offshore of Central Florida.  The gusty winds – near or just above 40 mph – and heavy rain are well offshore, and are expected to stay there.  The remnants of the system will merge into the front tomorrow.

The front will linger across the peninsula into Friday, which will increase the chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms along the east coast.  

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As that same front hangs over the northern Gulf, there is a chance that it could develop into another tropical depression late in the week.  If it organizes, it would likely move across North Florida along the dying front.  As with Tropical Depression Three, its window of opportunity to develop is short.  Its most likely effect would be to bring heavy rain to the northern part of the state.

Elsewhere tropical development is not expected this week.


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