(Miami, FL) -- The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is more than two weeks away, but forecasters are already watching a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.
Low pressure moving northward through the eastern Gulf of Mexico could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics during the next few days. Regardless of development, rainfall will be enhanced across FL and the NE Gulf Coast https://t.co/NERCKLZFZm pic.twitter.com/V4velcIUb8— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) May 13, 2018
A large area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms stretches from western Cuba across the southeastern gulf, the Florida Straits, and much of the Florida Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center gives the system less than a 40-percent chance of developing into a named storm.
However, it will mean continued rainfall over much of the state.
Strong tstorm affecting Northern Miami Dade county. Winds in excess of 45 mph as well as heavy downpours are possible with this storm. #flwx.— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 14, 2018