Tropical wave in February?
NHC says system has 0 percent chance of developing; bringing needed rain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of disturbed weather that is drifting towards the Florida Keys for signs of development.
Beginning on Sunday, the system showed signs that it had the potential to develop into a subtropical depression, despite the fact that this activity is rare at this time of year.
"It's interesting that we're seeing such a mild winter and we're seeing signs that we normally associate with late spring," Channel 4 meteorologist Rebecca Barry said Monday.
While the center lacks a center of circulation and has little chance of develping further due to upper level winds, the system will enhance much-needed rain chances across South Florida as it movest to the northwest at near 15 mph over the next 48 hours.
Over the past 24 hours parts of the Florida Keys have received more than two inches of rain. Miami-Dade county and Broward county started seeing the rain early Monday morning and can expect the potential of about 0.75 inches to about 1.25 inches of rain before the rain finally stops late Monday night.
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