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That subtropical “disturbance” that has been the topic of conversation since National Weather Service forecasters announced on Thursday that they were monitoring a batch of heavy weather over the Caribbean and the Bahamas that was en route to South Florida?
That nasty bit of weather is still a thing.
But the weather department eased weather-weary South Floridians — it’s only May! — with its latest update Friday afternoon. The weak disturbance has next to no chance of developing, forecasters said.
Near 0 percent, to be official.
That doesn’t mean you ought to break out the weekend picnic supplies, but you can take this as a dry, er, wet run as you prepare for the hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.
“The main concern is there is still going to be the potential for rainfall with this system as it gets closer to us,” said meteorologist Maria Torres of the Miami National Weather Service. “The East Coast metro area is looking at some rains throughout the weekend, into early next week.”
Torres says the rainfall could be in the half-inch to 1-inch range, maybe more in some areas.
Isolated thunderstorms are also possible late Friday night along South Florida’s east coast with a rip tide advisory. Occasional cloud to ground lightning is the primary threat. East-northeast winds are expected at about 25 mph Friday night into Saturday.
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