Sub-tropical Storm Alberto Made Landfall Monday, Some Warnings Cancelled
Sub-tropical Storm Alberto began making landfall just east of Pensacola Monday evening, powered by winds of up to 45 MPH, while drenching the Florida Panhandle with rain.
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. advisory, the storm was moving across land at Laguna Beach, threatening flash floods and up to 8 ins of rain.
Meanwhile, the flood watch for all of South Florida was canceled earlier Monday, the National Weather Service’s Miami-South Florida forecast office announced.
“While some heavy showers remain possible across the area today, the risk of flooding for South Florida has diminished,” said the forecast, posted at 11:45a. Monday. “Small Craft Advisory are still in effect for the Atlantic waters and high risk of rip currents continues for all South Florida beaches.’
The flood watch was in effect while Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly climbed up the Gulf coast.
While forecasters discontinued the tropical storm warning west of the Florida-Alabama border, they were still concerned about storm surge and flash flooding in the Panhandle.
A tropical storm warning remained in effect stretching from Florida’s Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi.
Alberto was forecast to move over Alabama late Monday and early Tuesday as a subtropical depression, with the weather system weakening but drenching Tennessee and the Great Lakes region by midweek.
The storm is the 1st of this year’s hurricane season, which officially starts on 1 June.