National Hurricane Center watching area in the Gulf of Mexico

National Hurricane Center watching area in the Gulf of Mexico

He describes it as a non-tropical, weak area over the Gulf. The arrow shows its approximate future direction through the end of the workweek. A disturbance just west of the Florida Keys has the potential to develop tropical characteristics as it drifts slowly north in the coming days. By Thursday and Friday, the heaviest rain should focus on the Mid-Atlantic, before reaching New England by Saturday. And before that, we have to go all the way back to 1959, when Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the southeastern Gulf and ultimately made landfall in the Bayou State on May 30.

A cyclone refers to a closed-circulation, rotating storm, specifically, tropical depressions, tropical storms or hurricanes. We are about 2 weeks away from the official start of the 2018 hurricane season. This system will bring much needed rain to areas of Florida that have been suffering from a drought.

If the low forms as predicted by models, the system could meander offshore for a few days.

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South Mississippi can expect Isolated thunderstorms starting Monday afternoon through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. One way or another, the impact will be the same - wet and unsettled weather for a decent part of the Southeast for the next five to seven days. It added that it is giving the low-pressure formation a medium chance of developing into a stronger weather disturbance. Miami had 0.37 inches of rain in February, 1.88 inches below average for the month, and only 0.19 inches in March, 3 inches below the average.

Check out the 5-day rainfall total forecast from the Weather Prediction Center this morning.

Regardless of development or not, our forecast is unchanged with bountiful rainfall each day this week which could lead to flooding in some areas.

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