A Rainy May in West Alabama
Rain, rain go away for 2018 Memorial Day. These numbers keep changing but the latest model shows 3-5 inches for West Alabama during our 3 day weekend. James Spann says some areas could see rain thru Wednesday of next week.
Latest National Hurricane Center Update at 10:00AM/25 May 18:
- Storm is now a named sup-tropical system called Alberto. It continues to strengthen and will make landfall late this weekend as a strong tropical storm or possibly as a Cat. 1 Hurricane.
- Entire State of Alabama in “Cone of Uncertainty”. Landfall expected along Mississippi Gulf Coast, putting Alabama in the more severe Eastern Quadrant of the tropical system.
- Alabama will not see tropical storm impacts until Sunday morning. Tropical storm winds will begin moving on shore at that time and will last through Tuesday.
- System’s forward movement will be very slow, resulting in torrential and significant rainfall in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
- Strengthening of storm to strong Tropical Storm probable by Saturday. Strengthening to a Cat. 1 Hurricane cannot be ruled out due to very warm waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- 2 to 4’ of storm surge expected Sunday night into Monday along Alabama Gulf Coast.
- This will be an epic rain producer…
Ø 6-12” of rain over coastal AL. Up to 15” cannot be ruled out in some areas.
Ø 4-8” of rain across inland South Alabama
Ø 3-5” of rain possible over west Alabama
- Tornadoes are possible Sunday night into Monday in South Alabama and will expand into interior or state.
UPDATE 4pm: System is stalling and moving slower impact has changed to Monday.
UPDATE 6pm: James Spann says 3-6 inches possible for West Alabama and I'm getting out the dang ponchos! I hope thats how ya spell ponchos! :)
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