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There is growing confidence that a cluster of showers and thunderstorms located just southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula will intensify in the Gulf of Mexico over the holiday weekend into a tropical cyclone. At its 2pm EDT Tropical Weather Outlook, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the probability of Invest 90L becoming a tropical depression to 90% by Saturday evening.  As the disturbance intensifies and advances northward, it will increase the flooding potential to the already inundated Southeast, and introduce the risk for strong rip tides along the entire Gulf Coast. Its proximity to land has thus far this week hindered substantial development of the disturbance, currently denoted as Invest 90L. By Friday afternoon, intensification of an upper-level low over the Gulf of Mexico will draw the surface low northeast of the peninsula and into the open waters of the Caribbean Sea, where it will begin to intensify and track northward. Upon…