By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – As of the morning of September 28th, a low pressure system just south of Cuba is forecast to move northward through the weekend, and has a limited chance of developing into a tropical storm, before potentially moving westward across the northern gulf Monday-Wednesday.
However, this is the worst case scenario. Even if a tropical storm develops, it will encounter a lot of upper level wind shear this weekend. Wind shear disrupts tropical storms and as a result, this system is expected to weaken rapidly.
In addition, most weather computer models do not even have this system reaching the gulf, and as such, the current National Weather Service forecasts only have a slight chance of thunderstorms in both southern Georgia and southeast Alabama Monday-Wednesday.