ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Following the formation of Tropical Depression Five in the western Atlantic Saturday morning, there is another tropical disturbance that we’ll need to keep our eye on.
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of showers and a few thunderstorms that formed along a decaying frontal boundary in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
This disturbance is expected to move northeast through Alabama, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Eventually, it will head into the Atlantic. Once it moves offshore, it will encounter the warm Gulf Stream, potentially furthering its development.
Even though this is something to watch, there is no need for over-concern.
This cluster of showers and storms will more so be a rainmaker for the Southeast and has a 30-percent chance of developing into a tropical system within the next five days.
What does this mean for the Tampa Bay area? That's better rain chances for the start of the week.
Rain could be locally heavy at times, especially Monday along the Big Bend and Nature Coast, with scattered showers and increased cloudiness across the area. Stay tuned with the 10 Weather team for the latest!
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