MIAMI (CBS4) – As fire crews battle a raging brush fire in western Miami-Dade which is being fueled by tinder dry conditions, the hope for a deluge of rain this weekend is fading.

An area of low pressure the CBS4 Storm Team has been monitoring in the Caribbean has weakened and become very disorganized. The National Hurricane Center no longer expects this system to develop into a Tropical Cyclone.

Earlier this week the models were indicating the low would lift to the north across our area, but now some of the models are taking it towards the northeast.

“We may not receive as much rain as we expected or hoped for this weekend because we may end up on the dry side of the low and the bulk of the moisture may remain to the east of South Florida over the Atlantic and the Bahamas,” said CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez.

The rain chance sits at 20% for Thursday with a few showers expected across the Keys and portions of Miami-Dade. As we head into this weekend the chance of rain increases to 30 percent. The amount of rain that rolls through will ultimately depend on the track of the low pressure system which will also determine the direction of our winds.

The winds may shift out of the west as head into Saturday or Sunday and that may carry some of the smoke from the fire towards the east coast metro areas. The CBS4 Storm Team will continue to keep a close eye on the situation and update the forecast as we get closer to the weekend.


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