TRACKING THE TROPICS: Another soggy weekend for South Georgia
Hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st, but Mother Nature is suggesting we may get an early start this year.
The chance of a tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is up to 90%. Should it become a named storm, its name would be Alberto.
The new model data has shifted the overall potential path of this possible storm further west, with the center of circulation targeting the New Orleans area. Having said that, any circulation would be hundreds of miles across and would still produce inclement weather across Georgia.
It also appears that whatever ends up forming will stall somewhere along the Gulf coast. This would lead to enhanced and prolonged rain chances. New rain is expected to range from 5 to 7 inches in the next 7 days, with isolated higher totals likely.
We're also keeping a very close eye on our river levels. Right now, most local creeks and rivers can tolerate 4-6 inches of rain without moderate flooding. Areas that see 7+ inches of rain would see an increased potential for moderate flooding. The Kinchafoonee Creek and Muckalee Creek are two in South Georgia that would need to be monitored.
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