Active weather pattern is underway...Alberto to play a role in the upcoming forecast

Good Saturday evening, we hope everyone’s Memorial Day Weekend is off to a good start. Unfortunately for sections of the coverage area mother nature is not wanting to cooperate…

 

Slow moving thunderstorms today have dumped copious amounts of rainfall today, 1-3 inch totals have been widespread today with the heaviest concentration along the I-40 Corridor. This is the beginning of a very wet pattern expected across the region over the next several days as we end the month of May.

 

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We continue to monitor the latest with subtropical storm Alberto as it moves into the Southeast Gulf of Mexico. Water vapor imagery shows that Alberto is still disorganized, but all computer model guidance suggests that will change tomorrow as upper level winds favor Alberto becoming purely tropical. Intensification is possible leading up to landfall early next week along the Gulf Coast…

 

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Alberto will begin to influence our weather locally starting on Monday as an influx of tropical moisture will rapidly move north into the Carolinas. This isn’t the direct circulation of Alberto but instead the combination of the upper flow associated with Alberto and a persistent ridge in the Western Atlantic…this will result in the potential for significant rainfall at various times during the upcoming week. Current guidance indicates that Memorial Day itself could be a very active day weather-wise.

We will continue to monitor for the potential of flash flooding and mud slides once we start the new workweek…here is the latest WPC rainfall totals through Thursday night. This is a general guess as of right, localized areas could exceed the values being shown in the forecast.

 

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Please remain weather aware through the rest of the weekend and into next week as deteriorating conditions can occur in short notice…we will continue to provide updates on this weather pattern coming up…and for timely severe weather information please download our Phone App for Apple and Android users…




Daniel Crawley: @SoApps1979

Foothills Weather Network: @FHWxN