High Risk for Rip Currents, A few Thunderstorms possible

Today's Forecast

Mobile, ALA. (WKRG)- Good Afternoon Gulf Coast! I hope you are off to a great Memorial Day. We had a quiet and clear start this is morning but the clouds are starting to filter into our region.

Our temperatures will be in the mid-80s this afternoon with a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. The time range for rain chances is in the afternoon. Some of these thunderstorms could become strong with with heavy downpours and frequent lightning.

We are already see wind gusts up to 31 mph at Gulf Shore. We have sustained winds this afternoon around 15-20 mph. There is a High risk for rip currents as the Easterly wind is increasing the swell. Waves will be at 3-5′ this afternoon in some areas. It is one of those days where its best to enjoy the beach from the sand. The wave period is around 7 seconds.

The rain chances and afternoon pop up thunderstorms will be on the board for the remainder of the week.

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