NHC ups chance of storm to 70%

Published 1:10 am Thursday, May 24, 2018

The National Hurricane Center now says there is a 70 percent chance a disturbance centered over the Yucatan Peninsula will become a storm within the next five days.

In the next two days, there will be little development of the storm, but it is expected to strengthen later.

Meanwhile, the forecast continues to be rainy, and Covington County is also in the Significant Threat Area for flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

Rainfall amounts of 5 to 8 inches could occur, with minor to moderate flooding along area rivers and creeks.

The Mobile Weather Forecast Office has scheduled the flood threat for Saturday through Tuesday.

According to the data recorded by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority over the past seven days, the Yellow River at the Hwy. 55 measurement station, has recorded 1.40 inches of rain while the Yellow River at the Hwy. 84 measurement station has recorded 2.70 inches of rain.