Possible tropical development could dump rain on Florida

Possible tropical development could dump rain on Florida

Whether or not this low becomes a tropical or sub-tropical storm, it will definitely serve to enhance rainfall over the Southeast this week. The largest deficit is 8 inches below average, in an area of the Big Bend that includes Tallahassee, northern Jefferson and western Madison Counties.

Chances of formation means it would gather strength and become more organized into a storm with tropical characteristics.

Watch below: Rainy days in the Sunshine StateEarly start to the wet season? A stray shower or storm can't be ruled out south of I-20.

The expected rainfall for Monday is in the 4"+ range across Central Florida".

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Showers will continue into the evening hours with activity easing a bit late on Monday night. The coverage of showers and storms will be even higher for Wednesday and Thursday.

This system will likely remain weak and a non-tropical area of broad low pressure as it moves up the coastline of the Florida peninsula today producing more heavy rain and potentially some flooding over the days ahead. I can't rule out a strong thunderstorm; however, no organized severe weather is expected.

Tropical disturbances in May are not uncommon.

With the rain and clouds come cooler temperatures, with highs near 78 and lows near 70 tonight. You can also see our DVR option. I will be sharing more specifics in my forecast at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. this evening.

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