National Hurricane Center watching tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico

National Hurricane Center watching tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico

National Hurricane Center watching tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico

If a tropical storm develops, its name would be Alberto.

Fortunately the twirl is bringing a swath of much needed rain into Florida without high winds.

Formation chance through 5 days.medium.40 percent.

An upper level low slowly spinning in the Gulf of Mexico will head toward Middle Tennessee beginning Tuesday.

When systems spin up, the structure can be a blend of both tropical and winter characteristics called a hybrid.

This is just a reminder for Southwest Louisiana that hurricane season is fast approaching as it's always good to be prepared well before a storm threatens our area.

Over the weekend, the system pushed nasty weather across South Florida, generating heavy rain and tornado warnings in parts of Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. We'll see off and on rain, with pockets of heavy downpours.

An area of low pressure, packed with tropical moisture, has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

The area circled indicates where we could see a surface low form.

The expected rainfall for Monday is in the 4"+ range across Central Florida".

Up to seven inches of rain could fall this week in total on Florida's east coast, according to the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.

From Virginia to eastern ME, it calls for one to four inches of rain, with locally heavier amounts possible in the central Appalachians.

The expectations come as over 26 percent of Florida is experiencing drought conditions.

After being relative dry for the last several months, welcome to the rainy season.

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