Tropical disturbance presents heavy rainfall, coastal flooding - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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The tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico still wasn't terribly well organized Thursday, but presents the potential for lots of rainfall and flooding for Louisiana. 

Take note of just how large the system is, with shower and thunderstorm activity covering just about the entire eastern half of the Gulf.

The National Hurricane Center increased chances of development to 70 percent as of its latest update at 7 a.m.

However, regardless of development, the bigger concerns for this weekend appear to be heavy rainfall and coastal flooding.

Most of the guidance still points toward the low pressure being centered off the Louisiana coast by Friday and then has it meandering through the weekend, and in some cases, even longer.

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