Invest 91-L forms in Gulf of Mexico, forecast to bring heavy rain across Florida

The National Hurricane Center says an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico has become tropical wave Invest 91-L.

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Forecasters are closely watching this “invest,” or area of interest, because it is expected to impact Florida in the coming days.

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In the NHC’s Wednesday afternoon update, the chances of development were upgraded slightly. The area of unorganized moisture has a low-end 20% chance of forming into something tropical over the next seven days. Within the next two days, there’s a 20% chance of formation.

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“Regardless of development, the system could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the Florida Peninsula later this week,” the National Hurricane Center said.

More details about the tropical wave will be released after the Hurricane Hunter make their first mission Thursday.

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