<aTropical Storm Marco: What can Alabama anticipate? – AL.com

24August 2020

Coastal areas in Alabama will be the ones feeling the most from Tropical Storm Marco as it approaches the Louisiana coast today. And forecasters are likewise seeing Tropical Storm Laura, which is anticipated to move into the Gulf of Mexico late tonight or Tuesday and head northward towards the same area, showing up by midweek perhaps as an effective cyclone.

But initially there’s Marco. Marco was devalued from a typhoon late Sunday and was even weaker on

Monday afternoon. It was hardly a hurricane with 40 mph winds as of the 4 p.m. upgrade from the National Typhoon Center. Wind shear has gotten the very best of Marco, and shunted its worst weather off to the east side of the center.

Since Monday afternoon locations in Alabama and the Florida

Panhandle were getting the most rain from the storm. The National Typhoon Center dropped the tropical storm expect Mobile and Baldwin counties overnight. A storm rise look for the same location was dropped on Sunday. Still Alabama can anticipate heavy rain and gusty winds from Marco, which might remain near the Louisiana coast through Tuesday.

South Alabama will see the most rain from Marco. The National Weather condition Service is expecting the rest of Alabama to see minimal impacts from the storm, although at some point heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible at times through tonight for the remainder of the state.

The National Weather Service in Mobile said heavy rain will be possible sometimes for south Alabama, with the heaviest rain expected today. A flash flood watch is in result for the main and coastal parts of Mobile and Baldwin counties through Tuesday morning. Three to 6 inches of rain will be possible, forecasters said.

Maro Alabama rain

Locations in southwest Alabama closer to the coast could get 3 to 6 inches of rain from Marco, with the heaviest rain expected today. Wind gusts of 30-35 miles per hour will be possible throughout coastal locations in rain bands today. The weather condition service stated sustained tropical storm force winds will be less likely and replaced the tropical

storm watch with a wind advisory for Mobile and Baldwin counties. Coastal locations will need to look out for minor coastal flooding, with 1 to 3 feet possible, the weather condition service said. The surf will be rough, and a high threat of rip currents will remain in place through completion of the week.

There will be a high danger of rip currents in place through the week for coastal Alabama and northwest Florida. There will also be the possibility of a couple of quick-hitting tornadoes in

rain bands from Marco, and the Storm Prediction Center has severe southwest Alabama in a limited threat for extreme weather condition today. There is a limited risk for serious weather today as Marco moves closer to the coast. Then there’s Laura.< p class =" article __ paragraph article __ paragraph

— left”id=”BLFI3FRV2FHJ3P2UVYZWLEIAUE”> Tropical Storm Laura will move close to the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, potentially as a powerful cyclone. Coastal Alabama isn’t in the forecast cone for Laura, however there is still come unpredictability about its track.

The weather service stated that after a short lull after Marco passes, seas will increase to at least 6 to 8 feet from Tuesday night into Wednesday.

A high risk of rip currents will continue through the rest of

NWS Mobile Laura overview

the week.

Laura will get in the Gulf late tonight or Tuesday, and the projection track since Monday morning keeps the storm west of Alabama

. Source: al.com

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