Tropical Depression 3 dissipates, but forecasters watch Gulf

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Less than a day after forming, Tropical Depression 3 has weakened into a trough of low pressure. But now there's a small chance of something developing in the Gulf of Mexico in the next few days.

East of Florida, an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance plane found evidence of a closed circulation in Tropical Depression Three earlier this morning. But the most recent trip showed no evidence of a surface circulation. 

The remnants will continue moving north today before turning northeast as it interacts with a cold front coming off the East Coast. Some gusty winds of 35 mph along with some showers and storms near the state's east coast will be the main impacts. No more advisories will be issued.

Meanwhile, the cold front may get hung up over the Gulf of Mexico, increasing the likelihood that something could form off Florida's west coast. The National Hurricane Center says there is a 20-percent chance of a non-tropical low pressure system forming by the end of the weekend.

"If this can hang out long enough, we may start to see something try to develop along that frontal boundary," FOX 13 meteorologist Jim Weber explained. "This is still a long shot at this point, so we're not overly concerned about it but this is the type of stuff that we have to watch, especially this time of year."

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