MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —A month before the official start of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center has issued a special tropical outlook for a disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean.
Yes, we are exactly one month away from the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 – Nov 30), but there is an area of concern over the NW Bahamas.
While some development is possible (20%), the system is expected to remain in the Atlantic and thus not impact the Gulf Coast. Regardless of what develops, heavy rain is expected over Florida and the southeast U.S. through the weekend.
The disturbance centered over the northwestern Bahama’s and currently has a 0% chance of development in the next 48 hours and 20% through day 5.
Alberto in 2018 was the 4th consecutive year a named storm formed before the official start of the season. Ana (May, 2015), Alex (Jan 2016), Arlene (April 2017) were the previous three