GOODBYE ALBERTO & HELLO SUMMER STORMS… We transition from an early season subtropical storm to more seasonal weather across south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Tuesday. High temperatures across the area will be in the mid-80s this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will pop up starting between Noon and 3PM. Storms will move from southwest to northeast today, being driven by the counterclockwise circulation of what is left of Alberto to our north.
SEASONAL WEATHER AHEAD… A risk of showers and thunderstorms will dominate our weather pattern through the weekend. Rain chances will decrease somewhat by Saturday as high temperatures rise into the mid-90s by the weekend. You know the drill… Generally dry, warm mornings, followed by intense, pulse thunderstorms that produce a lot of lightning, heavy rain, and potentially even gusty winds and small hail. Very typical for this time of the year!
LOW-END TORNADO RISK: EAST AL & GEORGIA… The remnant circulation of Alberto has caused the Storm Prediction Center to include much of east Alabama and west Georgia in their Level 1 (out of 5) “marginal” risk zone. Isolated, brief, spin-up tornadoes can’t be ruled out across east Alabama. It’s a low-end risk for places like Auburn, Alex City, Valley, Eufaula, Centre in east Alabama and Atlanta, Macon, and LaGrange in Georgia.
ALBERTO MOVING AWAY… The center of Subtropical Depression Alberto is situated over central Alabama this morning. The storm was downgraded to a depression last night at 10PM. Alberto will weaken to a remnant low later today and move north toward the Midwest over the next day or so.
HURRICANE SEASON STARTS FRIDAY… The rest of the Atlantic basin, by the way, is quiet. The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially kicks off on Friday, June 1. Early season storms like Alberto do NOT necessarily mean an active season is ahead.
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See all the forecast details in your Tuesday #rzw forecast video that will be posted here in the RedZone Weather app shortly… Have a wonderful Tuesday!