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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is expected to intensify into Tropical Storm Claudette before making landfall in Louisiana late Friday night into Saturday morning. The rain will start throughout the day today with a 60% chance of rain. It will start to become more heavy and consistent later in the evening and overnight. The bulk of the impacts will be felt Saturday morning through Sunday morning.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is active for Southern Mississippi, Coastal Alabama and Northwest Florida.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Friday afternoon through Saturday night.
A HIGH SURF ADVIOSRY is in effect for Friday morning through Monday morning.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Mobile and Baldwin County with a COASTAL FLOOD WARNING for Jackson County.
A HIGH WIND ADVISORY is in effect for our northern counties tonight until Sunday morning. Sustained winds of 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are possible.
There is a low risk for seeing a few brief spin up tornadoes in some of the outer bands tonight through Saturday evening. We are under a Marginal Risk for severe weather.
The main impacts from the system will come Saturday. A large shield of moderate to heavy rain will spread across our region. This will lead to a wash-out for Saturday. Winds will be steady out of the south with gusts in the 30-40 mph range. The system will make landfall in Louisiana Saturday. Heavy rain will be the main issue with parts of our region picking up 6-8” of rain. There will also be a threat for isolated tornadoes.
Fewer storms are expected for Sunday and Monday as the system departs. Expect isolated storms through next week.