Cold front will snuff out tropical disturbance, bring rain to Fort Myers this weekend

Chad Gillis
The News-Press
Rain is expected to continue in Southwest Florida through the weekend

A cold front this weekend is expected to bring rain to the area on Saturday and collide with a tropical disturbance that's now in the western Caribbean Sea. 

"The models aren’t really picking up on developing, so it’s going to move north and combine with the cold front but they’re not expecting tropical development at this time," said Rodney Wynn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ruskin. 

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NWS is calling for an 80 percent chance of rain Saturday and Saturday night and a 30 percent chance of rain on Sunday. 

The cold front will bring wind shear to the region, which will inhibit development of the tropical disturbance. 

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