If you had plans for a cookout or a couple of extra days off after Memorial Day, the U.S. National Weather Service Birmingham Office is predicting a rainy Monday through Wednesday as a result of subtropical storm Alberto.
Depending on the models which are updated regularly on the NWS Birmingham Facebook page, Birmingham can expect 2-6 inches of rain depending on the direction Alberto takes once it makes landfall. The numbers are definitely in flux.
Right now, the heaviest rainfall is predicted to move just east of Birmingham. That of course can change.
Obviously, if you are traveling north from the beach be prepared if flash flooding occurs. Here is a graphic published on the NWS Facebook page last night about driving in flooded areas.
Stay Tuned Locally
Locally, all the area’s television stations are closely watching Alberto’s path.
Here are links to the local weather forecasts:
Be careful out there, especially driving home from the Alabama and Florida beaches. Timing is everything. Here is the latest Alberto info from the NWS Mobile/Pensacola office.
State of Emergency
Governor Ivey and State of Alabama are not taking chances either. This weekend, they issued a State of Emergency in preparation for Alberto.