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Atlantic Hurricane season is upon us.

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Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1st and will run through the end of November. While most years typically see major storm development during the later summer and early fall months, that’s not a guarantee. In fact, the first tropical storm of 2024 has been named — and could make a massive impact — this week.

 

As of June 19th, tropical storm Alberto has formed. It was forecasted to reach the Mexican coast Thursday morning and is set to bring heavy rains, coastal flooding, and gusty winds to parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico coasts throughout the day.

In response to this news, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued. The warning stretches across the Texas coast, from the San Luis Pass south to the mouth of the Rio Grande and also along the northeastern coast of Mexico from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Puerto de Altamira.

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS), as of the morning of June 19th, “The first bands of rain associated with the tropical disturbance have reached the coast and are moving into the inland Coastal Plains.” Meteorologists expect some of this rain to impact the I-35 corridor soon.

Radar loop from 630-730AM. The first bands of rain associated with the tropical disturbance have reached the coast and are moving into the inland Coastal Plains. We expect some of this rain to impact the I-35 corridor this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/6zbnAPEdeS

— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) June 19, 2024

According to a further update from the NWS, projected rainfall totals have “decreased overall, but remain high in the southernmost portions of the area where a Flood Watch remains in effect today through Thursday.” Precipitation amounts range from 1–3 inches but could reach over four inches in some areas.

Rainfall totals have decreased overall, but remain high in the southernmost portions of the area where a Flood Watch remains in effect today through Thursday. Amounts generally range from 1-3 inches, but locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are still possible. #txwx pic.twitter.com/ETZoYVjqrD

— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) June 19, 2024

In addition to the potential Alberto storm, the National Hurricane Center is also monitoring a potential storm system off Florida’s Atlantic coast. According to the NHC’s Atlantic 7-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook, “an area of showers and thunderstorms located several hundred miles east of the Bahamas is associated with a surface trough of low pressure.” The system could form over the next few days as it moves westward or west-northwestward, and the storm system is forecast to reach the coast of the southeastern United States by the end of the week (around June 20th–22nd).

National Hurricane Center

These are just the first two potential storms of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which appears like it ’s going to be an eventful one. If you’re in the path of either of these potential weather events, please stay safe and stay tuned to DFB for further updates.

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