The pattern will trend a bit less rainy over South Florida this weekend, but drenching downpours will not go away completely.
Downpours have delivered over 4 inches of rain to some locations in South Florida since Monday.
An additional 2 to 3 inches of rain can fall on some locations of the Keys and the southern counties of the Peninsula through Friday with less rainfall farther to the north.
A disturbance in the upper atmosphere, responsible for enhancing the rainfall over South Florida, will move away this weekend. In its wake, a tropical flow of moisture will continue to produce showers and thunderstorms, but at a more spotty and less frequent pace.
Meteorologist Evan Duffy described a convergence of moisture over the Caribbean to South Florida yielding showers and thunderstorms. That pattern will generally remain, but on a reduced scale.
In addition to less shower activity, a little more in the way of sunshine is in store.
Attention will turn toward a broad area of disturbed weather centered over southern Mexico, part of which is currently associated with the diminishing Barbara from the eastern Pacific.
There continues to be some indication that the moisture will focus near and an area of low pressure will develop over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and the southwestern Gulf of Mexico into next week.
While wind shear may limit development of any tropical system that evolves, a concentration of heavy rain and gusty thunderstorms could drift northward in the vicinity of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida and part of the mainland South late next week into the following weekend.
The western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico is a favored area for early-season tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin and was discussed a couple of weeks earlier in the AccuWeather.com 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast.
Downpours have delivered over 4 inches of rain to some locations in South Florida since Monday. An additional inch or two of rain can fall on some locations of the Keys and the southern counties of the Peninsula into the weekend with more sparse rainfall farther to the north.
While South Florida has been wet, portions of central and northern Florida remain in moderate to severe drought.
A tropical threat from the Atlantic on the United States and Caribbean islands may increase into next week.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
Rescue efforts are underway in Hiroshima, Japan, after several landslides buried people and caused severe damage on Wednesday morning, local time.
Monsoonal moisture from the tropics slammed the Phoenix area and other parts of the Southwest with heavy rainfall, causing flooding in the region.
A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.
A zone of thundery rain with the risk of flooding and travel delays will occur into the weekend from the northern Plains to the central Appalachians and part of the mid-Atlantic.
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105 degrees, new record for date.