Scattered showers and a few storms are expected across parts of the country through the weekend and the first tropical system of the season affects FL.
First, a tropical system in the southern Gulf moves northeast towards FL today, moves across FL on Saturday, and then into the Atlantic on Sunday. This system is expected to become a tropical storm within the next 24 hours and will be named Alex. Widespread rain and a few storms will affect central and southern FL today and Saturday, then chances become isolated on Sunday. Heavy rain and flooding will be the primary hazards with this system, though an isolated tornado will be possible on Saturday along with gusty winds. Widespread rain amounts of 4-8 inches are expected across the southern half of FL with some even getting a foot or more in southern FL before things mostly end on Sunday.
Further north a low-pressure system exits New England early today with a cold front draped south through the Southeast and west to north TX. Isolated to scattered showers and storms are expected in the vicinity of this front for the next few days. A few showers will linger in parts of New England behind the departing low also.
Finally, a wavy upper pattern will be in place across the northern half of the country, and with a series of disturbances and a front meandering around within this pattern scattered showers with a few storms will be possible through the weekend in the Northwest and over the weekend into the Midwest.