Tropical depression forms in the gulf, could become Tropical Storm Olga

Katie Ramirez
October 30, 2019

Friday looks chilly with partly cloudy skies & highs of 45-50 with Friday night lows of 22-26.

Streets were flooding around New Orleans and metro Birmingham, where about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) of rain fell Friday morning, and more rain was on the way.

What's left of Tropical Storm Olga is causing soggy conditions in MS and Alabama.

Strong winds & a round of showers & storms are possible with this warmth.

Americans in the storm's path can expect copious amounts of rain and gusty thunderstorms northward from the central Gulf coast and the lower MS and Tennessee valleys.

The National Hurricane Center has officially classified an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Depression Seventeen. Most of Saturday is looking ideal, cooler, and breezy with a mix of sun & clouds. Highest rain coverage will arrive from 10PM-4AM across the area as the center of Olga moves overhead. Long-range computer forecast models are hinting at a weak cold front the following week.

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There are now no storms strong enough to be categorised a hurricane, but the Atlantic Hurricane season will run until November 30, 2019.

And far out over the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Pablo formed late Friday afternoon and passed near the Azores on Saturday night.

The National Weather Service said an advancing cold front would collide with a weather disturbance that became a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico. This morning will not be as chilly as yesterday with temperatures in the 50s.

Some of us are catching a break from the steady rain this afternoon. It appears that the spotty rain & snow Thursday may taper off by 6 p.m.

For a time Sunday, the rain may be heavy over the southern Appalachians.

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