LSU vs. Florida: What to expect as potential hurricane threatens Gulf Coast

Boats are seen at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida

Boats are seen at a marina in Coconut Grove as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida

Forecasters are watching closely a tropical weather system in the southwestern Caribbean Sea that will very likely bring heavy rains to the Yucatan Peninsula by this weekend and could develop into a low-level hurricane next week.

Rainfall amounts of 15 to 20 inches are expected across portions of Nicaragua, with isolated maximum amounts of 30 inches and could cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides". Of the 13 storms that have developed, eight have become hurricanes and five have become major hurricanes with at least 111 miles per hour winds. How much interaction with land in Mexico, how quickly a trough moves in from the north, and how strong the storm gets will all play a role.

Hurricane hunters are scheduled to investigate the system Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will be running about five degrees above average with highs in the mid to upper 80s forecast.

Interests across the northern and eastern Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida are advised to monitor the progress of the storm as it moves northward.

A couple of tropical waves warrant close monitoring over the next few days.

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The system is now tracking north through the gulf, potentially making landfall between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle as early as next Sunday morning, Gilmore said. Both European and American model groups show the depression reaching the southern Gulf of Mexico Friday but then they diverge.

"To stay safe, we urge people to keep checking AccuWeather.com and their AccuWeather apps for the latest developments", Myers said. A speedier cold front would push the storm farther east toward Florida.

The National Weather Service says that Florida's Gulf Coast could be potentially impacted by another hurricane-just weeks after Hurricane Irma slammed the state.

The development of this depression is occurring in the region most conducive to storm formation at this time of year. The storm was projected to cross into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

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