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Memorial Day weekend rain likely thanks to potential tropical system

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A chance for rain continues into the next several days, and will likely impact your outdoor plans for Memorial Day weekend. A possible tropical system is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and looks like it will bring us several more inches of rain after the weekend kicks off.

There is some good news in that the start of the long weekend doesn't look too bad. Right now, Friday and Saturday will bring spotty to scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, with otherwise dry conditions in the low 80s.

It's more Sunday and Memorial Day itself when the rain coverage picks up as the developing Gulf system makes its way onto land. It's too early to determine whether one or both of these days will be total washouts, but rain is certainly looking more likely as that system moves closer to the area.

There's also a chance that this system, as it moves through the warm ocean waters of the Gulf of Mexico, to become a tropical depression or storm.

The National Hurricane Center has given it a 70% chance for tropical development by this weekend, making for an eye-catching system given that Atlantic hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st.

Regardless of whether or not the system becomes tropical, it will likely still deliver several more inches of rain to our area during the holiday weekend, especially the 2nd half of it.

Due to recent heavy rain, more of the same would have some potential of causing additional flooding.

Stay with the FOX Carolina weather team on these latest developments.

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