Memorial Day weekend’s going to be unsettled in the Mid State. Then, our chance for rain will actually increase toward the middle of next week as what’s left of Subtropical Alberto passes through Tennessee.
If you’re heading to the pool today, do so early. Showers and storms will become much more likely by midday.
If the lake’s in your plans, in addition to bringing lots of water and some sunscreen you’ll want to keep it close to shore. That way, if storms look like they’re developing, you can get back to the dock and out of the water quickly.
For those of you grilling out later, it’ll definitely make the most sense to keep your spread of food indoors. Let people eat outside if they’d like. Setting it all up inside will allow you to keep your buns dry (I’m talking hamburger buns :)) if storms move in.
Here’s a look at FUTURECAST through today. It’s not the latest run of FUTURECAST, but it’s the most believable. Notice how storms increase in coverage quickly (already my lunchtime).
Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to approach the southern Gulf of Mexico.
It’ll strengthen as it tracks northward causing an increase in clouds and isolated rain along the central Gulf Coast today. Tomorrow, storms will become more widespread there. Monday looks like a washout as many people drive back home.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Alberto’s moisture will move into the Mid State making for our best rain chance this week.
Watch News4 later this evening. Cody Murphy will help you plan around the rain by tracking any storms on Real Time Red Radar.