Rainfall is once again in the weekend forecast as a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is set to impact Alabama.

Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa and ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann says the tropical depression will bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Gulf Coast:

NHC has an 80 percent chance of tropical depression formation by the end of the week. The depression will move in the general direction of the Louisiana coast by Friday night or Saturday morning, and will bring potential for heavy rain to the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. Rain amounts of 4-8 inches are likely in the broad zone from Morgan City to Panama City Beach, and the rip current danger will be high Friday and over the weekend; expect double red flags. The weather on the Gulf Coast will begin to improve Monday.

The latest projections from the National Weather Service show Tuscaloosa could receive as much as 3.3 inches of rainfall by Wednesday.

We will continue to monitor the tropics and bring you the latest information as part of Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's Operation Storm Watch.

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