Weather Talk

Tropical Update: Invest 90L shows some better signs for development in the next 5 days.

System will be rainmaker no matter if it becomes tropical or not.

StormTracker Team - The National Hurricane Center has a little more faith in the development of a low in the western Caribbean. The chance for development still sits at 10% for the next 48 hours; however, the threat quickly jumps to 70% in the next 5 days. We're currently looking at a broad area of cloudiness across the Caribbean and southern Gulf. 

Uncertainty still remains very high with this system. Development may not even happen until the area moves into the northern Gulf. The system will have tough stretch for the next 48 hours as it runs into some decent wind shear. If intensification happens, it'll be in the northern Gulf with less wind shear and very warm waters.

Even if the system becomes tropical, it should be a weak system, possibly a tropical storm. The main threat will be rain for much of the northern Gulf Coast. Right now, estimates show about 1"-3" of rain over the weekend for areas west of I-55. To the east, the estimates quickly jump into the 3"-6" category. Expect a rather soggy holiday weekend for Gulf Shores and the Florida Panhandle. 

If the storm is given a name, it'll be Alberto. I'm still keeping our impacts as minimal unless the area makes a quick shift to the west. Even then, most of the rain sits quite a few miles to the east from the center of the circulation. To stay connected and up to speed, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

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