Posted: Sep 1, 2011 8:43 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
Updated: Sep 2, 2011 1:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Weather Service said a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical depression by the weekend.
People all along the northern Gulf coast were advised to monitor the system, which was producing cloudiness and thunderstorms as it moved northwestward.
Conditions for development of the system were not good early Thursday but that was expected to change later in the day. Although the path a depression would take was unclear, it was expected to bring rain to the coast starting Thursday, with rain chances increasing in the coming days.