Belize can expect some heavy rainfalls this week. A tropical wave just east of Nicaragua interacting with a large upper level trough has created persisting showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea for the past several hours . According to reports from the National Hurricane center, little development of the system is expected over the next few days due to interaction with Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula. However, environmental conditions could become somewhat more conducive for some limited development when the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. Belize among other Central American countries is expected to experience some heavy rainfalls through Thursday.