Tracking Alberto 

Posted: 5:17 am Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

Remember two weeks ago (May 16) when in this blog space I warned about how the models over exaggerate the rain from tropical air masses? Well we’ve certainly seen proof of that the past five days. The models “see” the moisture but they use it to generate too much rain instead of just clouds and humidity.

But now the impact of Alberto is actually upon us so we finally get the rain, but there will be breaks when it’s not raining and some sun at times for the lucky.

Alabama takes the brunt of the rainfall. Keep in mind a tree can fall in soggy soils even without a strong wind gust.

Rainfall coverage and amounts will decrease with each passing day this week after today and sun will slowly increase in the days ahead and we heat up as the week goes on as well.

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM THE ATLANTA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

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SIMULATED RADAR MID AND LATE AFTERNOON TUESDAY:

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AVERAGE RAINFALL ESTIMATE IN 24 HOUR INCREMENTS NEXT 3 DAYS:

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3-DAY TOTALS ESTIMATED “AVERAGE’:

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ATLANTA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DISCUSSION:

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