An area of disturbed weather ( tropical wave ) is moving over South Florida dumping heavy rain. As of this update, Ft. Lauderdale has already set a record for rain accumulation and more is expected.
This wave will continue to make its way west into the Gulf. Even though the models suggest it will move into the Gulf by Friday, chances for rain will stay high as waves tend to carry more moisture on the back side.
This wave popped up yesterday afternoon across the Bahamas and has quickly moved our way. The Bahamas Meteorology Department issued this statement on Wednesday, which still stands today.
THE SYSTEM COULD TRIGGER POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST BAHAMAS TODAY AND TOMORROW, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS.
This is live radar which will keep you updated on where the rain is falling. Street flood advisories have been issued on and off in South Florida,, and more will probably be issued if the downpours continue.
In the Tropics:
NHC was following three features on Wednesday, they are down to two; The wave over Florida and a disturbance near the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Franklin made landfall overnight across Central Mexico and has rained itself out. The wave over Florida has a 10% chance for development as it moves into the Gulf, and the disturbance East of the Leeward Islands has a 40% chance.
Most models keep this away from Florida and most of the Bahamas. We'll keep you posted.