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

16:22  14 may  2018
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Invest 99-L, a tropical disturbance we've been following for about 10 days, is likely to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm early this week in the Gulf of Mexico . Residents and visitors along the eastern Gulf Coast and in Florida should continue to stay updated with the latest

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  Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico expected to drench South Florida this week © Google maps 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.

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A tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico is poised to deliver more torrential rain and flash flooding to flood-weary parts of the South . (MORE: 6 Incredible U.S. Rainfall Records). Here is a general timeline by region when we expect the flash flood threat from this tropical system to be

As this week progresses, one or more tropical disturbances originating from the Caribbean will throw drenching rain northward into part of the southern United States "An area of disturbed weather over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico is already pumping moisture into South Florida this week .

Flood Advisory until 1045pm for NE Miami Dade and eastern Broward including Aventura and Hollywood. 1-2 inches of rain has fallen with another 1-2 inches possible over the next couple hours. Minor flooding is possible, especially in poor drainage areas.

- NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 14, 2018

"A lot of what we saw this weekend will continue for most of the week," said Chris Fisher, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Miami. "There is a lot of tropical moisture."

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Weather Outlook for an area of showers and thunderstorms stretching from western Cuba over to the southeast Gulf of Mexico. Chances of formation over the next 48 hours are low.

- NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 13, 2018

Fisher said rain will be in the forecast every day, "but there will be some breaks."

While severe thunderstorms aren't expected, he said, there is potential for flooding in urban areas.

The tropical outlook memo gave South Floridians a similar warning: "Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, this system will enhance rainfall across portions of Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during the next few days."

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