A large area of unorganized low pressure and tropical moisture is lingering in the southern reaches of the Gulf of Mexico late Monday. It is providing a steady stream of moisture and heavy rain potential for the Florida peninsula through the next 48 hours. The system is over a relatively warm patch of the Gulf with light upper-level winds, but quick formation of this low into a tropical depression is not anticipated. Still, slow development is possible before a movement to the north or northeast is forecast for later this week. How close it approaches our area, and in what form, will determine local rain chances and coverage for the late-week time frame. Tune in to the newscasts of ABC 27 and Weather NOW on channel 27.3 for information and updates.
Otherwise, no other tropical development is expected elsewhere in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, or the Gulf.