MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A tropical disturbance, which was centered almost on top of Miami on Friday afternoon, will begin to slowly move north Friday night into Saturday.

The heaviest storms are currently on the east side of this low-pressure system. Showers and storms have been soaking parts of the Bahamas.

As it moves to the north, conditions will become more favorable for development and a tropical depression is expected to form Saturday night or Sunday near the east coast of Florida – the Space Coast area from the Cape to Daytona. Residents from central Florida to the Carolinas need to keep a close eye on the system.

It’s too early to tell what, if any, impacts it will have to the Southeast US.

Despite it moving away, it will help produce periods of heavy downpours across South Florida over the weekend with the main threat being street flooding. Saturday afternoon we may see the worst of the storms. Leftover moisture will keep us unsettled with the potential for scattered storms on Sunday and likely even into Monday.

Forecast models indicate we may see rainfall totals ranging from 2 to 3 inches through the weekend with isolated amounts of up to 5 inches in spots.

Lissette Gonzalez

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