ORLANDO, Fla. -

Weather forecasters are lowering the likelihood that a tropical weather system that was once Hurricane Isaac will develop into a new storm. The system drifted south and into the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service reduced the probability of development from 40 percent to 20 percent on Friday.

The area of low pressure was described by forecasters as a small part of  Isaac that broke up over Ohio. Earlier this week, a weather service meteorologist dubbed it the "spawn of Isaac."

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Louisiana emergency officials were closely monitoring  the low pressure system, which has since drifted eastward Friday morning. With a cold front approaching, the system was forecast to move toward the Florida panhandle over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the chance of rain is slotted for 35% Saturday afternoon and increases to 45 percent Sunday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 90 degrees and lows in the mid-70s.

"Rain chances go up through Sunday and Monday all because this system in the Gulf of Mexico," said Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges.

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