By Ken Kaye
7:55 AM EDT, June 8, 2011
The Caribbean disturbance is on its last legs.
In its tropical outlook issued at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center gave the expansive elongated area of low pressure a near zero chance of developing.
Even so, the system is drifting generally to the north and is expected to bring rain to South Florida by Friday and over the weekend.
Again, the question remains how much. The National Weather Service said it could be a few showers or downpours. For now, the weather service puts the chance of rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 30 percent.
In the meantime, the disturbance continues to pound much of the Caribbean with heavy rains, including the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where more than 20 people have been killed in mudslides and flash floods.