Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Storm moving across Florida has 30% chance of strengthening

Storm moving across Florida has 30% chance of strengthening

Monday will start the week off with some much needed rain for Central Florida that will hopefully help with drought concerns. They give the system a 40 percent chance of formation over the next five days.

Hurricane season begins for real in 17 days.

The Gulf has never had a hurricane during the month of May, but the three hurricanes that have formed in May have all been off the Jacksonville coast.

Heading into the middle of this week, we'll be continuing to watch a low pressure system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Chances of formation means it would gather strength and become more organized into a storm with tropical characteristics. We'll see off and on rain, with pockets of heavy downpours.


There is a large area of clouds and rain in the Gulf of Mexico near Cuba. While development isn't likely, this area of low pressure will bring most of Florida and even our area rain.

During the next few days, meteorologists say the system is expected to move slowly north over the eastern Gulf. However, Weather.com reports that we've seen named storms form before June in four of the past six years. The heaviest rainfall of 3 to 5 inches or more is expected to remain well to the east over Florida.

Rain amounts across Alabama through the next seven days will range from near 3 inches close to the Georgia border to near one-half inch along the MS border.

The 7-day rainfall forecast for Northeast from National Weather Service.

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