National Hurricane Center: New system developing in the Gulf of Mexico; What this means for Florida

An area of low pressure is developing over the northern Gulf of Mexico, just offshore of the Florida Panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters say it is partially related to a decaying frontal boundary currently located over the southeastern United States.

As of Monday morning, it has a 30% chance of development over the next five days. "Gradual development of this system is possible if it remains offshore during the middle and latter part of the week as it drifts slowly over the northern Gulf of Mexico," the NHC said in its latest advisory.

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What does this mean for Florida? Regardless of development, the NHC said heavy rain will be possible along portions of the northern Gulf coastline from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle over the next several days.

The FOX 35 Storm Team will keep an eye on the system and will provide you with the latest updates in the tropics if there are any developments.