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Tropical Disturbance to Impact Mexico Through Friday

The remnants of Tropical Depression 9 will move over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula through Friday before shifting into the Caribbean Sea.

Torrential downpours and gusty winds associated with this disturbance should be expected across the peninsula through the rest of the week before it moves eastward away from Mexico and over the Caribbean Sea.

On Tuesday evening, this disturbance took on the name Tropical Depression 9; however, strong wind shear and interactions with land caused the system to weaken and become disorganized by late Wednesday.

Although the disturbance has weakened significantly, it is still possible for it to become an organized tropical system again in the future.

According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, "After losing strength over the Yucatan Peninsula, the system will move back over warm waters in the northwestern Caribbean where a new round of strengthening is possible later Friday into the weekend."

If this does occur, it could possibly impact Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Those with interests in this area should pay close attention to this system as it moves off the Yucatan Peninsula and back over open water.

"The concern is if a feature lingers over the northwestern Caribbean next week, steering winds may change enough to allow a tropical system to swing northward toward Florida," Kottlowski said.

Whether or not this disturbance reorganizes into a tropical system once again, it will still cause dangerous surge and rough seas to nearby coasts.

Rain and gusty winds will also be seen around the disturbance, making it dangerous for small crafts to navigate nearby waters.