Weather system may develop, impacting weekend

A system will impact Florida's weather this weekend.

A wide-spread area of clouds near Cuba have a chance of development over the next few days, bringing wet weather to South Florida for this weekend.

The clouds and showers reach across the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba might form a low as it moves north toward South Florida. Forecasters say the system is in an area favorable for development for the next few days, and currently estimate the change for strengthening over the next 5 days at 40%.

For more on the tropics as well as an interactive tracking map, visit our Hurricane Center.

Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Thu Sep 28 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane

Maria, located a few hundred miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras,

North Carolina, and on Hurricane Lee, located over the central

Atlantic Ocean.

1. A large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the

northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba to the Bahamas is associated

with a surface trough interacting with an upper-level low. An area

of low pressure is likely to form from this weather system while it

moves northward across Cuba and near the east coast of the Florida

peninsula during the next few days, and environmental conditions

appear conducive for development before upper-level winds become

less favorable early next week. Regardless of development, this

system is likely to produce locally heavy rainfall over portions of

Cuba, southern Florida, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas during the

next several days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

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