Alberto Approaches the Mid State

Today is Memorial Day– a day we remember our nations true heroes, the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.

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Most of you are off work and school, hoping to grill out with family and friends. Though we have thunderstorms in the forecast, do not cancel your plans! We will have plenty of dry spots so let’s dive into it..

So far, most have dodged the rain (8:25 AM as I type here). I’ve been eyeing one slow moving thunderstorm over Centerville, tracking southwest. Everyone else, in the clear..

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Thick clouds, warm low to mid 70s and sticky air kick start the day..DMA Temps

Temperatures will climb once again into the upper 80s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon will diminish in number by this evening into an isolated thunderstorm event.HOLIDAY Memorial_Day

The better chance for rain and storms arrives with what is now Subtropical Storm Alberto, currently churning off the coast of Florida panhandle..SATRAD_3D

Maximum sustained winds are at 65 mph but as Alberto continues tracking over land, it will weaken into a Tropical Depression before it journeys closer to the Mid State.TROPICAL FORECAST CONE2

What to expect on Tuesday:

  1. Widespread showers and thunderstorms
  2. Torrential downpours at times
  3. General 1-3″ of rain, local amounts higher
  4. Brief break from the heat with highs in the upper 70s

Main timeline: Tuesday late morning through Tuesday late night.

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The center of circulation pushes out of TN into western Kentucky late Tuesday night into Wednesday but we are not in the clear just yet. The southern and eastern bands of rain will continue bringing unsettled weather into Wednesday.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the Mid State from 7 AM on Tuesday through 7 AM on Wednesday..

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After that, you’ll still want to keep the umbrella handy through Friday but I don’t anticipate nearly as much rain. Bright sunshine will come at the cost of toasty 90s next weekend.

Many of us will be antsy to get outside and enjoy the dry weather but a friendly reminder to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, limit your time outdoors and check on children, pets and elderly.

Stay tuned for updates and have a Blessed day!

-Daphne

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