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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain coverage expected to increase later in the day

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Only a very few spotty showers lingered on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar during the morning commute, but overall coverage is forecast to increase later in the day. After starting out with temperatures in the low to mid 70°s, you can expect a sun/cloud mix for the majority of your Tuesday, with a 40% chance for mainly afternoon rain/storms and a high of 90°.

Overnight, there will be a few spotty/isolated showers, with a low in the lower 70°s. Wednesday, it will be partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers (50% coverage) and a high of 90°. The "official" beginning of the 2018 hurricane season is still several days away, but we have posted a "FIRST ALERT" for the potential of tropical weather development somewhere in the Gulf Coast region over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Both of our more "reliable models" (European and American) are now forecasting the potential for a very weak tropical storm ("Alberto"), but both are still forecasting vastly different "tracks" once this disturbance, Invest 90L, makes it into the Gulf of Mexico. We will definitely keep a VERY close eye on this situation and keep you up-to-date with any and all future developments.

For those of you planning for some beach time this holiday weekend, unfortunately, rain chances are even higher for coastal Mississippi, Alabama, and the Panhandle – and that is probably not what you want to hear.

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