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Blog: Soggy Mess Locally. Alberto Becomes A Rainmaker.

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We are back in the wet weather again today.  After numerous rounds of showers yesterday and last night, we had some more bands of rain across the region this morning.  Rain was heavy in places.  As expected, we picked up widely varying amounts of rain in the region over the last 24 hours.  Here are the rain totals as of 8am this morning.

The deep moisture is covering the entire Eastern Seaboard.  It is unseasonably tropical moisture that is streaming steadily northward.  On top of that we have a stationary front over the Eastern Shore.

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That front was forecast to move northward as a warm front yesterday, but it never did.  It should try to nudge northward today, but I don’t think it will be in any rush. 

Meanwhile Alberto is becoming a weak area of low pressure across Alabama. 

Sustained winds were down to 30mph this morning.  At this point it is mainly a rain-maker.  Heavy rain was rolling north between Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama.  The remnants of Alberto will move north into the Midwest over the next couple of days, but heavy rain will be possible across the Eastern 3rd of the U.S. through that time. 

Locally, we’ll have more rain tomorrow.  It looks like it will pick up during the afternoon.  Then more scattered to occasional rain showers are expected on Thursday.  It looks like some of the upper level energy from Alberto could help to create the rain on Thursday.  We’ll have a little upper level ridging on Friday.  So the sun will try to pop out then.  We may have a few pm showers and storms, but a much lower chance.  Then we’ll have a few more scattered showers and storms Saturday into Sunday, but no washouts.

 As far as temperatures go…Today our high temps will be in the upper 70s.  We’ll be in the low 80s tomorrow.  Upper 80s on Thursday.  By Friday the increased sunshine will let temps rise to the low 90s.  That is going to be a hot and humid day.  We’ll be in the upper 80s on Saturday, but finally we’ll cool down Sunday into Monday.  Highs will be in the mid 70s on Sunday.  They will be in the low 70s on Monday.  Stay tuned for updates.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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