National Hurricane Center Eyes System in Western Caribbean

All eyes are on our next potential rain maker which could bring heavy rain, flooding and possible tornadoes to South Florida next week.

The system is currently brewing in the Western Caribbean Sea, moving WNW toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

Low pressure expected to develop in the next few days as it moves over warm Gulf of Mexico waters and in Florida's general direction by the end of weekend and the start of next work week.

The National Hurricane Center is currently giving the system a 60 percent chance of development within the next 5 days.

Conditions aren't exactly favorable for a robust tropical system. The greatest threat is to our north, but this is still something to watch as we head into the weekend. Tropical cyclone development or not, here are some impacts for all of Florida in the days to come:

Heavy rain leading to potential street flooding (Late Sunday to Wednesday, maybe continuing later into the work week).

Severe thunderstorms including 50 mph wind gusts and the threat of isolated tornadoes (Monday and Tuesday).

If this system were to form, it would be named Colin.

For the latest on this system and it's potential impact on South Florida, download the NBC 6 news and weather app, and visit our Hurricane Section.

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