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Posted: Saturday, 17 August 2013 12:35PM

Tropical system headed to the west, but some showers for Louisiana

The low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico has struggled to get its act together and remains poorly organized.  Despite that, it could send some periods of heavy rain to Southeast Louisiana.

"Regardless of whether the system develops and moves north or west, we will have to watch the possibility of heavier rain or thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday," said WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo.

He has today's rain chance at 40 percent and tomorrow's at 60 percent.

Rain will be most likely near the coast and to the east.

"Rain will be heavy today (Saturday) along the coast and over beaches of MS and AL."

Arredondo does not expect the worst of the system to come toward the northern Gulf.

"Most models take this system if it develops towards Mexico," he explained. 

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin, far out in the Atlantic, is not expected to threaten the United States. 

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