Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Alberto Coming Through

The tropical depression is on the way:

The remnants of Tropical Storm Alberto will skirt the Washington area late Wednesday, perhaps bringing much-needed rain to the metropolitan area, meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service predicted a 40 percent chance of precipitation in the Washington area Wednesday afternoon and evening.

"We're just on the edge of the path of the storm that was Alberto," said Weather Service meteorologist Andy Woodcock. "It might tease us a bit."

Given the positioning of the storm, there may be a chance of some unusual birds being blown into the area. Since this is a weak system and it is early in the season, Alberto will probably not bring any major rarities. But it still may be worth checking along the rivers tomorrow morning to see if any birds came in from the ocean overnight.