Tropical Storm Karen formed today in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The center of circulation and all the tropical moisture associated with Karen are slowly tracking to the Northwest. A Hurricane Watch has been posted for many areas along the northern Gulf Coast. The weather along the gulf will begin to deteriorate by Friday afternoon. For the latest on Tropical Storm Karen check out our hurricane tracker at waff.com.
On the other side of the United States a powerful fall storm system is crossing the Rockies and will lead to significant snowfall across areas of Wyoming, Montana and western South Dakota. Other areas of the upper Midwest will have to deal with strong to severe thunderstorms over the next 48 hours. Around the Tennessee Valley the weather will remain relatively quite through Saturday morning.
A cold front associated with the storm tracking through the Midwest will move into North Alabama early Sunday. This front will bring in much cooler and drier air for next week. Ahead of the front we are expecting a round of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Sunday with improving weather clouds lingering on Monday. Temperatures will remain in the middle 80s for afternoon highs through Saturday but they will fall into the upper 60s and lower 70s behind the front. Isolated showers and storms will remain possible Friday and Saturday afternoon but the main area of widespread rainfall will hold off until Saturday night.
The most significant rainfall with Tropical Storm Karen will occur over south Alabama and south Georgia if Karen follows the current forecast track. Stay tuned for possible changes in the track of Karen. This will determine our exact rainfall amounts and intensity.
Have a great night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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