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.
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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.
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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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