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NHS: Subtropical depression possible in Gulf, could dump more rain on Cayman

It’s not quite 1 June yet but already the Cayman Islands could feel the impact of a nearby subtropical or tropical storm. 

The US-based National Hurricane Center predicts a low-pressure system will organise and intensify in the Gulf of Mexico later in the week, potentially dumping more rain on the Cayman Islands. 

A low-pressure system centered near the coast of northeastern Belize continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba and into the Florida Straits, according to a special tropical weather outlook released at 7 a.m. Wednesday (23 May).

Little development is expected during the next couple of days due to strong upper-level winds and proximity to the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the NHS.

Environmental conditions are then forecast to become more conducive for development, however, and a subtropical or tropical depression could form this weekend over the eastern or central Gulf of Mexico. Locally heavy rainfall is possible across western Cuba and the Cayman Islands during the next few days, and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast during the weekend.

Cayman has seen several consecutive days of rainy, cloudy weather. 

Hurricane season officially begins on 1 June. 

Tune into Cayman 27 News at 6 p.m. for more. 

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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