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Tropical depression in Gulf dissipates, forecasters say

By the CNN Wire Staff
Tropical Depression Five could become Tropical Storm Danielle later Wednesday.
Tropical Depression Five could become Tropical Storm Danielle later Wednesday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Tropical Depression Five dissipated on Wednesday
  • NEW: The remnant could still bring 3 to 5 inches to parts of the Gulf Coast
  • It could douse isolated parts of the coast with up to 8 inches of rain
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(CNN) -- Tropical Depression Five dissipated as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.

The center discontinued its tropical storm warning for the northern Gulf Coast, though it said the potential for heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast remains.

The remnant of Tropical Depression Five will likely reach the northern Gulf Coast late Wednesday or early Thursday, with rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida panhandle, with isolated pockets of up to 8 inches.

Winds are expected to continue at their current speed, near 30 miles per hour, and the storm surge could raise water levels by as much as one to two feet above ground level, the National Hurricane Center said.

As of the 4 p.m. ET forecast, the remnant of Tropical Depression Five was about 170 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, and about 105 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

 
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