Good Saturday to one and all. The long Memorial Day Weekend is off and running with an increase in showers and storms. The scattered boomers will be around for much of the weekend, but it’s not an all weekend rain.
Today’s rains will be locally heavy at times and could cause local high water issues. Outside of the storms, temps hit the low and middle 80s for many. The tropical humidity will make it feel much warmer.
Sunday’s weather looks a lot like today, but we may see less storms around for Memorial Day. With less storms, temps can surge into the mid and upper 80s. Keep in mind, those cookouts will be a steam bath with all the tropical humidity.
Did someone say tropics? Tropical Storm Alberto is working into the Gulf of Mexico and will target the central Gulf by Memorial Day. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:
I now think there is a chance this becomes a hurricane before coming ashore.
If you go back and read my posts from early May, I pointed out the increased activity around Florida was likely a signal on where early season tropical development would happen. Hello, Alberto!
Each of the past 2 years, the remnant low from a tropical system moved directly across Kentucky. Can we make it 3 in a row with Tropical Storm Alberto? That’s a real possibility as we head into the first half of next week.
The European Model continues to show the leftovers of Alberto moving right on top of us by Wednesday:
The model then follows that up with another system diving in from the west, bringing additional showers and storms:
Those two together bring a lot of rain to the region. Check out the European Model rain totals through next week:
The GFS is now very similar looking with Alberto and the system following it:
The Canadian has been ahead of all the other models with the track of Alberto and continues to bring it right on top of Kentucky:
Here are your tracking toys for the day:
Have a great Saturday and take care.