alberto_ir.jpgThe cool and wet weather we've had for the first half of June should soon be coming to an end. Although today is only the 12th there's already been more than six inches of rain this month. Currently there's quite a bit of rain as close as Baltimore and Atlantic City. The rain is mostly moving toward the east but may nip us later in the day when an upper-level disturbance pulls it northward a bit.

A stationary front running from Virginia back to Texas is keeping warm air well to our south. This afternoon's high of 75 will make today the tenth consecutive day of below normal temperatures. Tomorrow and Wednesday should be a bit warmer.

Also on Wednesday may be some moisture from Tropical Storm Alberto, the much-hyped first tropical storm of the 2006 hurricane season. Alberto is likely to briefly become a minimal hurricane before it comes ashore in Florida somewhere in the swamps between Cedar Key and Apalachicola.

Any threat to the New York area from Alberto looks minimal. Later in the week we should enjoy clear, dry weather with highs around 80.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Alberto from the Naval Research Labs