Tropical system churning near Central America

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave in the Caribbean that could have interest to the Rio Grande Valley next week.

Forecasters say the wave has circulation, but disorganized thunderstorms and is near the Nicaragua coast.

The wave is expected to drift slowly northwest along the Honduras coast, then cross land over the weekend, including the Yucatan, Belize, and northern Guatemala.

By early next week, the system will have another opportunity for gradual development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of development, heavy rains are possible across portions of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula by late this week into the

The system has a 30% chance of developing into a storm.

The wave is expected to emerge in the Bay of Campeche/southwestern Gulf of Mexico early next week, and continue sliding toward the southwest Gulf coast toward midweek.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville says it is too soon to predict if it will have any impact to the Valley or South Texas.