Central AL Forecast: Cristobal Stays to our West, but Still Rainy Monday

Forecast

The current forecast track for Tropical Storm Cristobal remains largely unchanged. Landfall was this evening. The most significant impacts from Cristobal will be felt in South Alabama and through Central Mississippi, as tropical storm-force winds last through Monday, with 4 to 6″ of rainfall likely.

We are NOT expecting much of any significant impacts from this storm in Central Alabama. What we will see is gusty winds–on the order of 15 to 25 mph Monday as Cristobal makes its closest approach. We’ll also see passing tropical thunderstorms across West Alabama, but any potential severe weather is VERY unlikely with this system.

Chances for rain & thunderstorms prevail for the first half of the upcoming week. We’re keeping rain chances in the forecast through Wednesday…beyond that, a cold front passes through & we turn dry & mild (by June standards) Thursday.

Highs will be back in the mid to upper 80s with morning lows holding in the low 70s to start the week.

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