South Florida won't see a tropical depression or stronger, but will see bouts of heavy rain through the weekend.
We are in the climatological peak of the hurricane season, so each tropical wave or area of low pressure in the Atlantic Basin must be watched closely for development. Although there is substantial uncertainty in the forecasts, it should make landfall sometime Friday, moving into South Texas and the Hill Country by Friday night or Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
In the southwestern Gulf of Mexico churns the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey.
The chance of a tropical cyclone reforming during the next two days is estimated to be medium (50 percent).
Forecasters said the storm will approach the Texas coast late on Friday, bringing with it drenching rain, flooding, storm surge of up 4 to 6 feet in some places and hurricane-force winds.
Elsewhere in the tropics, the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey continue to push toward the Yucatan Peninsula. Rather, this system will be an efficient rainmaker, bringing pesky off and on showers and storms during the morning and afternoon hours for the second half of the week. "In terms of rainfall, 10 to 15" of rainfall is expected with a few isolated locations over 20" along the Texas gulf coast and the western Louisiana coastline through Tuesday. The rain potential is what we'll be watching the closest. He said rains should start in earnest Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday and Friday, and forecasters are still calling for those 3-plus inches, with local flooding in the places where that tends to happen.
"In the wake of this slow moving, heavy rain maker - current forecast models call for possible rainfall totals between 10" and 25" in parts of Texas.
If the system holds together... it could strengthen a little over the next 24 to 48 hours as it tracks toward the west/northwest.