MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was a very wet, gloomy start to the work week across South Florida Monday and more rain and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day and into the night.

In addition, the National Hurricane Center has been watching an area of low pressure near Western Cuba. On Sunday, there was a low potential for this system to become a Subtropical Depression but now there are no signs of organized surface circulation and there is currently a near zero percent of further development.

The system will, however, produce widespread rain over the Florida Keys and South Florida.

Key West has already seen record rainfall since Sunday with 4.34 inches of rain. This record shatters the old record of 2.89 inches set back in 1872.

Other areas have picked up over an inch of rain.

South Florida needs the rain since it has been exceptionally dry. Since November, South Florida has recorded only 3.1 inches of rain, when normally the area gets about 7.3 inches of rain.

Due to the low pressure system near Western Cuba in combination with an upper level trough and a cold front sliding down the Sunshine state, the atmosphere will remain very moist and unstable. All the ingredients are in place for a good chance of showers throughout the day with the potential of a few storms and heavy downpours in spots.

The forecast for Tuesday also includes lingering showers.

Wednesday appears to be the best day of the week once high pressure builds in and South Florida dries out a bit.

However the rain returns late in the week as a front moves back over South Florida Thursday into Friday.


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