Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week

Alberto is moving toward the Florida Panhandle on the satellite and radar on Monday morning.

Alabama and MS have activated their National Guards in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto, which is expected to make Landfall in Florida on Monday.

Heavy downpours were expected to begin lashing parts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday.

A maximum gust of 33 miles per hour was reported in Flagler Beach on Sunday afternoon, said Bob Pickering, an emergency services technician with Flagler County Emergency Services.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who issued a state of emergency on Saturday in all of the state's 67 counties, said on Sunday that the Florida National Guard had 5,500 guard members ready to be deployed if needed.

Subtropical storm Alberto is expected to make landfall Monday and is already wreaking havoc in Florida's panhandle. "Do not think that only areas in the cone will be impacted - everyone in our state must be prepared".

Under overcast skies and occasional drizzle, several Gulfport, Miss., residents lined up to fill five- and nine-kilogram bags with sand they will use to block any encroaching floodwater expected as a result of Alberto.

Tommy Whitlock said sandbagging has become an usual event in his life since he lives next to a creek.

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week

"On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over the northern Gulf of Mexico overnight and cross the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area on Monday", the National Hurricane Center said.

Parts of the area are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Stay with Storm Team 3 as we track Alberto this holiday weekend and be sure to download the free WSAV weather app.

Alberto got an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, which doesn't officially start until June 1.

Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center in Miami discontinued all storm surge warnings for most of the state's peninsula. Rough waters will remain be an issue through Tuesday, and the NHC is warning of a high risk of rip currents for the area.

The current projected path shows it will make landfall near Pensacola around 1 p.m. Monday as a subtropical storm, with winds of 65 miles per hour. It is showing signs of transitioning to something more tropical as deeper convection has developed near the center. The main threat is from heavy rain that could lead to flooding, the city said, but also high winds and storm surge could cause problems.

"It looks like Memorial Day will be our ugly weather day", National Weather Service meteorologist Phil Grigsby said Saturday.

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