FORECAST: Alberto Will Bring Heavy Rain This Weekend

Rain chances will increase significantly this weekend as tropical moisture associated with Subtropical Storm Alberto makes its way northward through the Gulf. Bands of heavy rain will rotate across the region through Sunday. Rainfall totals of 3-5" will be possible, with locally higher amounts. Flooding will be possible, as the rain we've already seen this past week combined with the additional rain will leave the ground overly staturated. DO NOT DRIVE IN AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD!!!

As the storm makes its closest pass toward the Florida west coast, wind shear will increase Saturday into Sunday. This will create an enviroment for storms within those rain bands to rotate and produce brief tornadoes. The tornado threat will increase overnight Saturday and diminish by Sunday afternoon. 

Rain will continue into next week as moisture continues to get pulled northward. Rain may be heavy at times through Memorial Day into Tuesday, although there should be a bit more sunshine in between. Rain chances will remain through most of the week, although coverage will decrease by Wednesday through Friday. Temperatures as a result will be warmer, with highs in the upper 80s to around 90. Lows will mainly be around 70 to the low 70s. 

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY


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