TAMPA (FOX 13) - We are keeping an eye on a disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean. Right now, it is disorganized and only has a 20-percent chance of tropical development over the next five days.
Models are not in good agreement on the path of this disturbance. The European model takes it north into the central Gulf and stalls it along the northern gulf coast. The GFS tracks it east across southern Florida and then north along the east coast of the state.
The biggest question is how much more rain we will get from the system.
It is too early to tell what the strength and track of the system will be. But either way it means more rain for the state and a soggy Memorial Day weekend. Some areas have already picked up to 7 inches to 10 inches of rain since Mother’s Day, wiping out the drought for most of the state.
Additional heavy rain over the next several days could lead to flooding on area rivers, as some are already at flood stage.