First Alert: Tropical disturbance brewing over the Gulf

First Alert: Tropical disturbance brewing over the Gulf
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - All eyes are on a tropical wave that's slowly tracking north across the Gulf. This disturbance is an efficient rain producer that is currently drenching the Florida Peninsula. Within the next 5 days this system has a 40% chance to become more organized.

If this tropical wave becomes a name system it will take the name "Alberto". Regardless, this system will bring some much needed rain to the state and region. I would be mindful of weather and rip current conditions if you have a trip planned to one of the Alabama and Florida beaches.

Our workweek will start off a lot like how our weekend ended. Expect plenty of sunshine early on Monday. Temperatures will be above average once again in the low to mid 90s. A few isolated showers will likely develop across central and south Alabama thanks to day time heating and the approaching tropical wave. Rain coverage will expand as we dive deeper into the workweek. With so much tropical moisture flowing in to the state, expect warm and muggy conditions to go along with the rainfall.

Isolated to scattered showers will impact central and south Alabama Tuesday. More widespread rain looks likely Wednesday and Thursday. Now this will not be a case where the entire day will deal with rainfall. I think the bulk of the rain each day will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours. Severe weather is not a concern but that can always change depending on the organization of the approaching tropical wave, so stay connected for updates!

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