MIAMI (CBS4) — “Touch and Go” is the best way to describe the weather over the next several days in South Florida which is on the edge of a wide area of tropical moisture centered in the South Gulf of Mexico.

This means rain chances will continue above normal through the weekend and right into next week, according to CBS4 Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli.

It will not be rainy all the time, instead in typical Florida fashion, we will see extended dry breaks at times and at other times heavy downpours and flooding. If enough moisture streams our way a Flood Watch may be needed for our area. It will certainly remain tropically humid.

This storm threat is due to a developing area of low pressure in the Southern Gulf. The National Hurricane Center gives this a 70% chance of development in the next 24-48 hours.

Most computer models are in agreement that some type of tropical system will develop and likely move north over the next 2-3 days. What happens after is still in question.

Some computer models pull the moisture eastward into Florida, others eventually move the system west towards Texas but the consensus is that the system just drifts slowly through the Gulf of Mexico for a while.

The CBS4 weather team will keep you updated on air and online through the weekend.


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