We may be just under 3 weeks away from the start of hurricane season, but the National Hurricane Center is closely monitoring a Gulf disturbance for potential development.
The storm system is the same one bringing widespread shower activity to Southwest Florida on Mother's Day. Rain chances will remain in the forecast for the much of the upcoming work week as the system hovers nearby.
The National Hurricane Center issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook Sunday afternoon saying the system has a 30% chance of development over the next 2 days and a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days.
TROPICS | The @NHC_Atlantic is watching for low pressure to develop near Tampa Bay today. This system could become tropical over the next 2-5 days. Chances are low. #flwx #GMTB pic.twitter.com/2qsOIcw0sm
— Greg Dee (@GregDeeWeather) May 14, 2018
Regardless of subtropical or tropical development, the system looks to be just a rainmaker for Southwest Florida helping to improve drought conditions and suppress ongoing brush fires across the region.
The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 11 AM Monday.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1st.