Subtropical Storm Alberto to make landfall on Florida Panhandle within hours

Gwen Vasquez
May 30, 2018

Alberto is expected to make landfall on Monday, with tropical storm force winds already reaching Florida and Alabama Monday morning.

Alberto could cause $400 million to $500 million across the South, including damage to cars crushed by toppled trees, wrecked roofs and flooding, Watson said in an interview. Even the afternoon storms should be widely scattered along the trailing trough left behind by Alberto moving north through Alabama.In between showers, it's certainly not out of the question to see a little peek-a-boo sunshine.

A flash-flood warning is in effect for the Northwest Florida area until 8:45 p.m. Monday.

About 2,600 customers were without power in northwestern Florida on Monday morning, according to Florida's Division of Emergency Management.

To the north, Alberto lumbered ashore in the Panhandle, pelting white sand beaches with blustery winds and stinging rain.

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The National Weather Service in Morristown (NWS) is tracking bands of possibly flood level rains to come Tuesday with the storm. Its winds, which had strengthened overnight to 65 miles per hour, were down to 60 miles per hour as of 11 a.m.

Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, heading toward expected landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, prompting thousands to evacuate.

Alberto will probably weaken through the day as it moves northward into the Tennessee Valley and then to the Ohio Valley, finally withering into a "remnant low pressure storm" by this evening, with winds at around 40km/h, Mr Roth said.

The storm made landfall late Monday afternoon in Laguna Beach, Florida, Stephanie Abrams, a meteorologist at The Weather Channel told Newsweek.

Perry, Fla., has received almost 2 inches of rain since Sunday morning, and it will get much more, the NWS said shortly before noon ET. He said Alberto's biggest threat will be its heavy rains, with forecasts of anywhere from 4 to 12 inches of rain in some areas. A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida's Anclote River to the Suwannee River. "Strong squalls off and on" had kept her inside, she said. "399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach". "So how often can you say you rode a storm out?" And in the Tampa Bay area on the central Gulf Coast, cities offered sandbags for homeowners anxious about floods. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. Some of the showers and storms could become locally heavy.

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