INDIANAPOLIS -- Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, but we already have our first named storm.
Alberto is working through the Gulf of Mexico. It appears central Indiana will get in on some of this early tropical action too.
While Alberto makes landfall along the panhandle of Florida early in the week, what's left of it is forecast to arrive in Indiana late Tuesday into Wednesday. This is actually great news! Any time a system from the tropics makes it into our neck of the woods, the main takeaway is the potential for decent rainfall. May has been very dry for us.
We're more than 3 inches below average for the month. Models suggest an inch or more of rainfall is possible. The bulk of the rain is expected Tuesday night through Wednesday.
The needed rainfall also brings a temporary break in our May heat. We still look for highs around 80 degrees Wednesday with lots of humidity. Winds may be a bit breezy with occasional gusts up to 25 mph.