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Tropical weather system looms in Gulf

By the CNN Wire Staff
The low-pressure system is over the northern Yucatan Peninsula and the south-central Gulf of Mexico.
The low-pressure system is over the northern Yucatan Peninsula and the south-central Gulf of Mexico.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Low-pressure system has 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or cyclone
  • The disturbance is drenching the Yucatan Peninsula with rain
  • The system hovering over the Louisiana coast Tuesday morning has dissipated
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(CNN) -- A low-pressure weather system hovering over the northern Yucatan Peninsula and the south-central Gulf of Mexico has a 30 percent chance of evolving into a tropical depression or more severe storm over the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center's 2 p.m. ET update Tuesday.

It brought widespread showers and thunderstorms to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico early Tuesday and will continue to do so through the night, National Hurricane Center forecasters say. They say that as the disturbance moves west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph, it has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, with winds rotating around a low-pressure core.

A system that had been hovering over the Louisiana coast earlier Tuesday moved inland and dissipated.