Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida, Mississippi and Alabama order states of emergency

Olive Hawkins
May 28, 2018

At 11 a.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was centered about 20 miles south of the western tip of Cuba and moving north at 10 mph.

A storm surge watch remains in place for Coastal Citrus county.

"The primary effects we will see from this storm in west central and southwest Florida will be heavy rainfall, isolated thunderstorms, gusty winds, and risky marine conditions", the weather service forecast said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement that all 67 Florida counties were issued were issued an emergency notice to allow local governments enough time to prepare.

Despite its predicted strengthening, Alberto is not expected to become a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Warnings now include the majority of the west coast of Florida.

Parts of the Alabama and Florida coast were placed under a tropical storm warning Saturday afternoon with MS still under a watch.

Even though South Florida is not in the projected path of Alberto, the region is on the east side - the wettest side - of the storm.

Tropical Storm Warnings now issued for coasts of Alabama and Florida Panhandle
Tropical Storm Warnings now issued for coasts of Alabama and Florida Panhandle

Alberto remains below hurricane strength, but is still expected to gust into the Florida Panhandle with 40-50 miles per hour winds, which could spin up a few isolated tornadoes.

Between 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected countywide, with some spots seeing more rain than others.

Alberto is expected to emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night and approach the Mississippi-Louisiana coastline late Monday or early Tuesday. 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.

The Met Office has forecast a warm day with sunny spells for Derbyshire for today, Sunday, May 27, but heavy, thundery showers are expected later.

Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - was roiling parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and risky surf on Saturday. In Cancun, local newspapers showed scenes of some streets flooded to mid-hubcap level.

Some experts have said subtropical storm Alberto is not a true tropical system yet but warned it may get stronger over the coming days.

An isolated tornado could be possible in the outer bands of the storm and weather and emergency management officials are urging people to pay close attention to the weather over the weekend.

Forecasters expect a gradual transition to a more traditional "tropical" storm once thunderstorms can develop around its center.

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