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Cold Front to the north, disturbance in the south to bring more storms to Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A cold front arriving from the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico along with a disturbance located southeast of the state of Quintana Roo are likely to bring more rain and thunderstorms to the region.

The National Meteorological Service reports Cold Front No. 9, located in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to reach the peninsula Friday and remain over the weekend.

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional says the front will cause a drop in temperatures and generate thunderstorms as it crosses from the state of Yucatan. Due to its location and speed, it is expected that within the next 6 to 8 hours, it will begin to influence the Yucatan Peninsula and gradually the state of Quintana Roo.

A large disturbance located south of Quintana Roo in the eastern Caribbean Sea is associated with a tropical wave. The NOAA reports that conditions are conducive for further development and that a tropical depression is likely to form this weekend or early next week as it moves into the central and western Caribbean Sea.

During the month of October, the state of Quintana Roo has endured three systems, the first being Tropical Storm Gamma followed by Hurricane Delta days later. Two weeks after Delta, Hurricane Zeta ripped through the region, leaving behind a minor trail of destruction.

The Atlantic Hurricane season runs July 15 to November 30, however, storms often develop outside of the official hurricane season dates.