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A Tropical Disturbance Is Drenching South Florida. Will It Get Worse?


Hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1, but the National Hurricane Center is already eying a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

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.

"The wet weather isn't going anywhere anytime soon," CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez said Monday morning.

In Key West, a one-day rainfall record was broken on Sunday with 3.24 inches, according to the weather service.

Early Monday, heavy rain continued to soak roads, causing a car to spin out on U.S 1 in North Miami.

And the area near Lion Country Safari in western Palm Beach County was under a tornado warning until 6 a.m.

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. pic.twitter.com/0LpqJv7Znh

-- 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. pic.twitter.com/U1qjz52eL6

-- 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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