MIAMI (CBS4) – After waking up to gloomy skies Thursday morning, it looks like a similar pattern of rain and storms could be in store for South Florida through most of the weekend.

A tropical wave is moving across the peninsula and providing abundant tropical moisture. In addition, low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico, and high pressure to our east over the Atlantic, are coming together to help funnel that moisture into our region.

The atmosphere will remain very juicy and unstable Thursday and Friday, which means storms will continue to move in with heavy downpours at times, lightning and strong gusty winds.

Thursday morning, a few areas picked up one to two inches of rain and the wet weather continues to roll through. The rain is welcome due to our severe to exceptional drought.

The Everglades, a fascinating 500 square mile habitat which relies on the rain, is now finally getting some relief.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the tropical wave currently tracking across South Florida and says it has the low potential, a 10% chance, of developing into a tropical cyclone.

The system is set to move northward or northwestward over the 24 hours. But, due to all the moisture that will still be in place across South Florida, tomorrow the storm chance remains high.

This weekend there should be some improvement as some drier air works into the area especially by Sunday.


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