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Disturbance weak but might bring rain to Florida; Adrian forms in eastern Pacific

Sun Sentinel

For the past week, the disturbance in the Caribbean has been up and down, pulsating in strength and organization.

Starting Tuesday and continuing early Wednesday, it was down and appearing less likely to grow into a bona fide tropical system.

In its 2 a.m. Wednesday tropical outlook, the National Hurricane Center gave the large area of low pressure a 10 percent chance of developing over the next two days. That’s down from 50 percent on Monday.

Upper level winds are hampering the elongated disturbance, which was about 100 miles southwest of the Cayman Islands. A hurricane hunter mission for this afternoon has been canceled.

The question now is whether parched South Florida might benefit from some of the system’s rich tropical moisture. Some models indicate that’s a possibility by the weekend.

For now, the National Weather Service says there is a 20-30 percent chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.

The hurricane center continues to warn that heavy rains could cause flash floods in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica.

Meanwhile, in the eastern north Pacific, Tropical Storm Adrian has formed. The storm is at sea, some 355 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico. At 2 a.m. Wednesday, Adrian was moving northwest at 5 miles an hour.

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