Tracking the Tropics: Possible development in the Caribbean & Gulf
Meteorologist Michelle Cunningham
CREATED Sep. 24, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 1, 2013
Tracking the Tropics - A large area of deep tropical moisture is expected to move northward from the Caribbean Sea
over the next few days. The National Hurricane center has, as of Tuesday afternoon,
increased the chances of further development from 30% to 50% over the next five days.
This disturbance is still about 700 miles south of Southwest Florida.
Models have the path continuing to move between Mexico and Western Cuba on Thursday, and between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle through the weekend. The path of this system may vary over the next few days.
On the current track, it is expected to bring a few inches of rain to Southwest Florida over the next few days as the eastern side of the disturbance nears the peninsula.
Wednesday, rain chances go up to about 60%, with Collier county and areas south of our viewing area picking up the most rain. Thursday and possibly Friday are looking very wet as well.