A tropical system looms in the Gulf of Mexico

May 24, 2018

   No relief in sight from recent heavy rains and in fact, a tropical system in the western Caribbean bears watching in the coming days. Flash flooding has been a problem in several southeastern states this week including Lee County, Alabama. Emergency management officials there say at least two bridges have collapsed and several roads were barricaded because of the high water. 

   

Credit Science Daily

Mexico a disturbance still over water stands a good chance of becoming a subtropical or tropical system by Memorial Day. The system would be named Alberto if it strengthens into the first tropical storm of the 2018 hurricane season. Even if it doesn’t become a named storm, the system is predicted to bring an abundance of rain. The timing of the system is still not exact, but it could begin affecting the gulf coast by Sunday or Monday.