David: Alberto expected to enter Gulf of Mexico tonight

David: Alberto expected to enter Gulf of Mexico tonight

(WVUE) - Alberto will move into the Gulf of Mexico later today. Our weather Memorial Day and Tuesday will depend on the eventual track and strength of the storm.

As of this morning, the storm is not any stronger. Wind shear and dry air is still plaguing Alberto. Those conditions may lessen on Sunday giving the storm a chance to strengthen.

The trend for the past 12 hours or so is to take the storm east of Southeast Louisiana. However, I caution that we are still under a tropical storm and storm surge watch meaning tropical storm force winds and coastal flooding are still possible.

In the meantime, expect another day of showers and storms. There could be some heavy downpours. A flash flood watch has been extended into Tuesday in case Alberto brings heavy rains our way Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday will be a transition day with not as many storms. Drier air from the fringes of Alberto may limit storm development. The breeze may pick up late in the day and some showers will be possible from time to time.

Memorial Day and Tuesday have the potential for the greatest impacts, if at all, from Alberto.

By the end of next week, it will turn sunny hot and dry with near record hot temperatures possible.

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