What is already bringing heavy rain and storms to Florida needs to be watched once it tracks over the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.
Check out the spaghetti model of computer tracks.... Is your head hurting yet? ;)
According to the NHC, the broad area of low pressure has moved westward and is now located over southern Florida just south of Lake Okeechobee. Shower activity is currently poorly organized, and strong upper-level winds as well as interaction with land will likely inhibit development of this system today.
Once the low moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical cyclone formation over the weekend while the system moves westward at around 10 mph. Regardless of development, this low will continue to bring locally heavy rains to portions of southern Florida and the Florida Keys today and Saturday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
Beach goers this weekend be ready for more storms than usual!
Fox 6 is watching & tracking several tropical systems!
Stay tuned for more updates!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist