• Tropical disturbance to bring large amount of rain for Memorial Day weekend


    TALKING THE TROPICS: Mike Buresh explains the low pressure over Caribbean

    A tropical disturbance is moving into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. 

    And it's not even hurricane season yet. 

    The tropical disturbance may not become a named storm, regardless, the system will dump a large amount of rain on Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for Memorial Day weekend. 

    If the system becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Alberto. (Click here for a list of 2018 hurricane names). 

    If there is a named storm in May, history shows that there is some correlation to an active season overall in the United States. A possible landfall will be between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle sometime over the weekend.
    In Talking the Tropics@MikeFirstAlert says the screaming message with this system will be heavy rain potential from Jacksonville and along the I-10 corridor all the way to New Orleans. 
    The more west you go from Jacksonville, the stronger the impacts: Gusty winds, rough seas/surf, rip currents and heavy rain.

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