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What we can expect from a tropical wave off the coast

Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 12:50:52-04

A tropical wave is southwest of our viewing area Wednesday, which will pull even more moisture into South Florida. 

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The tropical wave that continues to enhance our chances for rain only has a 10 percent chance of development for the next couple of days.

Over the weekend it will move northeast and back into the Atlantic Ocean where it will have a 30 percent chance of development as it moves northeast, away from Florida.

We will continue to see a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next three days, and about a 60 percent chance over the weekend.

Rainfall totals for South Florida could reach 5 to 6 inches through Sunday, but some isolated locations could receive more.