Scattered T-Storms This PM ... Alberto Is #1...

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Updated: 5/21/2012 10:40 am
Monday, May 21, 2012: Scattered T-Storms This Afternoon ... and Alberto is #1

Good Monday morning, folks!

If you haven't had a chance to see some of the photos from the total annular eclipse from yesterday afternoon / evening, out in the Southwestern US, you may want to head to space.com's collection of photos.  There are some great ones.

A bit closer to home, more news was made this past weekend, as Tropical Storm Alberto was named on Saturday evening.  Alberto is the first named storm of the Atlantic season, and while it formed about 10 days before the official start of Hurricane Season, it won't survive much longer.  Alberto is a weak Tropical Storm with max sustained winds of 40 mph this morning, and it will likely remain off the SE Coast for another day or two before weakening off of the Carolina Coast.

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Today, after a quiet morning, some scattered thunderstorms will develop around midday, and they'll expand in coverage through the afternoon as a cold front drifts east across Kentucky.  Most, if not all of the area, will receive at least one shower or thunderstorm by evening.  You'll notice that the GFS forecast for fainfall indicates many areas will see between 0.25" and 0.75" of rain through this evening. 

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While we're not expecting widespread severe weather, it's important to stay 'weather aware' this afternoon and evening, as lightning and heavy rain can be dangerous in some situations.

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Enjoy the start to your week!

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Geoff

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