Tropical disturbance near Florida remains no threat to South MS

Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next day or so.

Tropics: 5-3-19 Florida disturbance remains no threat to South MS

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A tropical disturbance near Florida’s Atlantic coast continues to cause disorganized showers and thunderstorms on Friday.

Heavy tropical downpours occurred from this disturbance in parts of the Florida peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday.

For Friday, thankfully, the worst rain is mainly occurring over offshore waters and is not affecting many land areas.

Environmental conditions are expected to remain generally unfavorable for any kind of development.

So, the chance is very low for this disturbance to become a depression or a storm during the next couple of days. It is expected to move generally northeastward along the southeast coast of the United States.

Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over eastern portions of the Florida peninsula and along the southeast United States coast during the next day or so.

Thankfully, an upper trough will drive a front toward the Gulf Coast region this weekend and that should keep this disturbance east of us.

This disturbance is not expected to impact South Mississippi.

Hurricane Season officially starts next month. This would make a good time to start prepping your general hurricane season plan.

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