Expect a rainy Memorial Day and beginning of the week thanks to subtropical storm Alberto

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Graphic from the National Weather Service Birmingham Office predicting rainfall between 2-6 inches in Central Alabama from Memorial Day to Wednesday.

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.

Graphic from the National Weather Service on how to respond to potential flash flooding
Stay Tuned Locally

Locally, all the area’s television stations are closely watching Alberto’s path.

Here are links to the local weather forecasts:

WBRC Fox 6
ABC 33/40

Be Prepared

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.

Latest graphic about Alberto from the NWS Mobile 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.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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