The National Hurricane Center places a ‘high chance’ of development on another disturbance moving into the Gulf this weekend.
Any impacts around here?
It’s not very likely that this system (whether it develops into a full-blown ‘storm’ or not) has major weather implications for North Alabama or even the Alabama Gulf Coast. Some influence is possible, but this will not have big-ticket potential for Alabama (or Florida) if it goes as expected.
September, on average, is the driest month of the calendar year. Huntsville International measured 0.65″ of rainfall in the first 10 days, and the odds of significant rain stay low for at least the next week.
The disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico helps churn some tropical moisture northward next week: likely just enough to spark some hit-or-miss downpours in the heat of the day on any given afternoon.
At this point, it doesn’t appear we’ll be close enough to this system to bring widespread rain, but where those tropical downpours pop up next week, rain could be heavy! That could increase rain totals in one of our driest months of the year.