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Tropical Wave To Bring More Rain

It’s the height of Hurricane Season and a tropical wave is moving through The Bahamas.

It will cause widespread rain and cloudiness in Florida this week, said Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Jeff Huffman.

Rain and cloudiness is expected across the peninsula Tuesday, generally rotating around a weak area of low pressure from east to west. Some of the rain could be locally heavy, especially in the afternoon hours when there may be some enhancement from sea breeze interactions.

Rain of 2 to 3 inches will be possible near and north of the wave's track, which is most likely going to be across southwest Florida and up the Gulf coast side of the peninsula.

As the tropical wave drifts northwest Wednesday, the wet weather will then spread into parts of the Florida Panhandle. The deeper moisture is expected to linger behind the wave for a couple of days, keeping rain chances and intensities elevated through Thursday.

This wave is not part of a new tropical storm named Ian, which has developed further out in the Atlantic, and is not expected to threaten land, Huffman said.