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Offbeat Florida could see lots of rain as system in Gulf of Mexico moves north

13:16  14 may  2018
13:16  14 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico expected to drench South Florida this week

  Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico expected to drench South Florida this week Hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1, but the National Hurricane Center is already eying a disturbance in the gulf. On Sunday, the hurricane center flagged an area of showers and thunderstorms stretching from Cuba to the Southeastern Gulf. The disturbance was given less than a 40 percent chance of developing into a named storm, according to a tropical outlook memo issued Sunday.And while the storm is not expected to develop, it still will likely continue to drench South Florida over the next week and possibly into the coming weekend. This comes after South Florida saw a wet Mother's Day weekend.

No, it isn't hurricane season yet. But the National Hurricane Center is watching an area of showers and thunderstorm in the Gulf of Mexico which has a 30% chance of developing into a named storm in the next 48 hours.

“This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days,” according to the National Hurricane Center’s special tropical weather outlook.

This map from the National Hurricane Center shows disturbances in the Atlantic on Sunday, May 13. © Hurricane.gov This map from the National Hurricane Center shows disturbances in the Atlantic on Sunday, May 13.

No, it isn't hurricane season yet. But the National Hurricane Center is watching an area of showers and thunderstorm in the Gulf of Mexico which has a 30% chance of developing into a named storm in the next 48 hours.

The "chances of formation over the next 48 hours are low," the National Weather Service in Miami tweeted on Sunday.

Chances of formation means it would gather strength and become more organized into a storm with tropical characteristics. Once the storm hits a threshold it would be classified as a tropical depression, tropical storm and then the hurricane categories.

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"This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days," according to the National Hurricane Center's special tropical weather outlook.

"This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days," according to the National Hurricane Center's special tropical weather outlook.

"This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days," according to the National Hurricane Center's special tropical weather outlook.

Regardless if the storm intensifies and is named, it will produce heavy rains with possible flooding for Florida in the coming days. Parts of Florida could see lots of rainfall, but it may be some relief as a portion of the state is in severe drought.

As of Sunday, the broad area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms extended from western Cuba across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

If it turns into a tropical storm or depression, this would happen before the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, which begins June 1. But storms forming early are not unusual, as there have been named tropical systems in April and May, and even a hurricane as early as January.

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