The center of Subtropical Storm Alberto will likely reach the northern U.S. Gulf Coast Monday afternoon or evening.
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Martin County and South Florida saw more storminess than Central Florida. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph).
The storm is producing winds and rains over southern Florida early Sunday.
As Subtropical Storm Alberto barrels towards the Florida coast, Atlanta can expect to see heavy showers and the possibility for severe weather later Monday afternoon. Unfortunately for Apalachicola, the maximum storm surge should arrive at this morning's high tide, resulting in a total water level roughly 3.4 feet above the normal high tide.
Tropical storm watch and warnings are in place for Alberto along the Gulf Coast. EDT and moving to the northwest at 10 miles per hour (17 kph).
This would mean the storm would become more compact around its centre, with the strongest winds and rain located here. No tornadoes were reported Sunday, however, in the Florida Peninsula. "Some spots could see upwards of 4-5" of rain, which would lead to flash flooding issues.
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After making landfall near the Florida panhandle, the storm was expected to continue northwest, slowing down Monday, according to weather.com.
"The main concern from Alberto is flooding; not so much along the immediate coast, but inland, from the heavy rains that are coming on top of over a week of rain across the southeast", said Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia.
A water vapor satellite image from Monday morning reveals dry air (oranges and yellows) pinwheeling its way into Alberto's circulation.
Alberto's projected storm track has shifted eastward since Friday, lessening its threat to the active oil production areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Emerald Coast remains under a storm surge watch and a tropical storm warning. The Florida Keys were likely to get several inches of rain.
Alberto will continue to impact Middle Georgia through the middle of the week, bringing more heavy rainfall to the area.
Brief tornadoes are possible from northern Florida into central and southern Georgia, southern SC and southeastern Alabama.