Tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico brings heavy rain to Florida

Tropical Depression 8 or Tropical Storm Hanna likely to make landfall in Texas, heavy rainfall eastward to Louisiana

ORLANDO, Fla. — A tropical disturbance moving over the Gulf of Mexico will continue to enhance shower activity across Central Florida, mostly through the end of this week.

Air Force hurricane hunters will investigate the system this afternoon. Satellite imagery still shows the disturbance very disorganized.

The system will likely become the 8th named system of the 2020 hurricane season later today or early Thursday. The next name on the list is Hanna. Most reliable models depict a tropical storm making landfall late Friday or Saturday, then quickly degrading as it moves inland.

Regardless of development, the system is forecast to make landfall over Texas, but heavy rains are forecast mainly east of the system through Louisiana. Rainfall forecasts call for 4 to 6 inches of rain anywhere from the East Texas coast to Louisiana.

Central Florida is on the right side of this system, which means that the showers and storms will continue to affect our area. Expect showers to move fast from southeast to northwest, scattered through the afternoon and tomorrow.

READ: Tropical disturbance produces lots of quick-moving showers for Central Florida

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Christopher Boyce, WFTV.com

Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.