A Few Storms Start Memorial Day Weekend

Good Friday to one and all. The scattered storm train is rolling back into Kentucky today, kicking off another stormy setup for the next week and change. Of course, the timing on this includes the big Memorial Day Weekend that’s kicking off today.

Scattered storms will develop this afternoon and evening, with the greatest threat across the central and east. This is a sign of things to come as we establish a conveyor belt of moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico this weekend into next week. That will fire up rounds of showers and storms, with the potential for heavy rains.

This stream of tropical moisture will, in part, come from our developing tropical system in the Gulf. This system will likely become Alberto…

That system will head toward the central Gulf coast this weekend, with many models ramping it up right before coming ashore…

From there, the European Model brings the remnants right on top of Kentucky by Wednesday…

The Canadian Model has been saying this for days, and continues to do so…

The GFS continues to play a major game of catch up to the other models, but is slowly coming around to a similar idea…

If the remnants do indeed make their way into Kentucky, that would obviously up the ante on the flooding potential. It would also mark the third consecutive year with the remnant low from a tropical system moving into the bluegrass state. That would be a pretty amazing accomplishment!!

I have your Friday storm tracking toys all set to rock and roll…

Have a good one and take care.


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7 Responses to A Few Storms Start Memorial Day Weekend

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. Yesterdays weather was a prefect summer day, even though we are still in the spring season mode. I hope this Memorial Day weekend turns out warm and dry for all the festivities and for remembering those that have past on. We will have to watch the Gulf for next week for the potential development of Alberto. At this time it doesn’t look too impressive for an actual hurricane development. Have a great day everyone.

    • Terry says:

      I was searching yesterday for statistics on early, pre and post-season tropical development and did find some rare hurricanes, mostly in December for the Atlantic Basin. Also, I could not find any that have ever hit the US as a hurricane before June 1st. Like you said though, the water and overall wind shear in the Gulf is not ideal for a hurricane to form this weekend but more likely a tropical storm, nothing would surprise me though!

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Looking a little better for the weekend compared to what I first thought. If it’s like the past two weeks here, it won’t be a washout so there is still fun to be had! But let us not forget what we are remembering during this solemn time. A very special Thank you to all of our men and women who have served, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. They hold a special place in my heart. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

  3. Schroeder says:

    It’s now subtropical storm Alberto. The storm as of 11:00 EST is moving north northeast into the Gulf and is expected to strengthen over next 24 to 48 hours. It will be interesting to tract exactly where this storm will make landfall. At the current time the Florida Keys to southwestern Florida should be on alert for very heavy rainfall.

  4. Mason Fields says:

    88 and MUGGY here in London. A few scattered boomers here and there through Monday will be OK lol.

  5. Mason Fields says:

    Glad to see a return to normal HOT after that sucky cool one last year.

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