NHC issues last advisory after tropical depression falls apart

Orlando area to get 1-2 inches of rain, strong rip currents

ORLANDO, Fla. – The tropical depression in the Atlantic, formerly known as Tropical Depression Three, has fallen apart.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the system has dissipated and forecasters are no longer issuing advisories for it.

The remnants of the system, which were located about 60 miles east-southeast of Daytona Beach at 11 a.m. Tuesday, are still expected to bring rain and an elevated risk of rip currents to Central Florida but will mostly serve as a reminder to be prepared for hurricane season, which runs through November.

"Central Florida could see between 1 to 2 inches of rain from the system as it begins to pull away in the afternoon hours," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "Other than that, there will be a chance for strong rip currents and high seas, but no major concerns as this will not be a big player in our forecast."

For the rest of the week, rain chances increase as the east and west coast sea breezes come together.

"We are also watching a nontropical low-pressure area that could form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday or Thursday," Bridges said. "This system has the potential to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly to the northeast over warm water through the end of the week."

The National Hurricane Center is currently giving it a 20% chance of development within the next five days.

In the Orlando area, expect rain chances to be at 60% Tuesday and 70% Wednesday through Friday.

High temperatures Tuesday will be close to the average of 92.

Expect a high near 90 for the rest of the week.

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