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Former tropical storms Gert, Franklin fading

Caught between two dimming tropical storm systems, Florida was expected to get more of the high heat and humidity that reached dangerous levels statewide last weekend.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Wedged between two fading tropical storm systems, Florida was expected to endure more of the high heat and humidity that sent heat-index readings statewide to dangerous levels over the weekend.

The National Weather Service posted a heat advisory for northwest portions of the Florida Panhandle, where forecasters said the combination of temperatures in the mid-90s and high humidity could push the heat index as high as 110 by Monday afternoon.

Forecasters warned that oppressively hot, sticky temperatures, brought northward into Florida by the two tropical systems, would continue in many parts of the state.

At 11 a.m. ET, the remains of Tropical Storm Gert were centered about 175 miles west of Tampico, Mexico, and moving west at 13 mph.

Flash flooding, mudslides could occur
The system had weakened to a tropical depression with sustained winds of just 30 mph, but rain could still cause flash flooding and mudslides in central Mexico on Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Franklin slowly weakened in the open Atlantic, with top sustained winds down to 40 mph.

It was centered 295 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Forecasters said the storm was moving east-northeast near 5 mph.