Mississippi, Florida, Alabama Brace For Subtropical Storm Alberto

Ismael LynchMay 27, 2018

The first named storm of Hurricane season 2018 is moving toward the U.S. Saturday and Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared an emergency in every county in his state.

At 4 p.m. Saturday the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto northwest of Cuba moving toward the north near 13 miles per hour.

The New Orleans area should be prepared for heavy rain over the weekend and through the middle of next week as Subtropical Storm Alberto meanders northward through the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall somewhere along the coast.

The NHC predicted 10 inches to 15 inches of rain with isolated totals of 25 inches in western Cuba.

"Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week", the National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane center said up to 12 inches of rain was possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida. It will head for the WKRG News 5 area, for a likely landfall Monday somewhere from the MS coast to the Florida Panhandle, as a strong Tropical Storm. A sub-tropical storm means the center of circulation is exposed and the rain and thunderstorms are pushed away from the center.

Subtropical storms are low pressure centers that have characteristics of both tropical storms (which have warm cores and get their energy from warm ocean water) and more traditional storm systems (which have cold cores that get their energy from clashes of warm and cold air) that occur in the midlatitudes with cold and warm fronts.

Alberto has formed days ahead of the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season on June 1. Along with heavy rains and high winds come rough seas and a threat of rip currents from Florida to Louisiana. This includes the western Florida Panhandle, the Alabama and MS coastline and metro New Orleans. Several more inches of rain is likely this weekend from Alberto. Since May 14, most of Marion County has racked up 9.29 inches of rain, about 7 inches above normal, and most of Alachua County has tallied about 5.38 inches, or about 3.5 inches above normal for May.

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood advisories across the region.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been extended east for coastal sections of Franklin, Wakulla, and Jefferson counties.

Southerly winds continue to bring gulf moisture to the Commonwealth increasing humidity and storm threats.

The government of Cuba has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. After peaking as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds, Alex hit the Azores as a tropical storm with 65 miles per hour winds on January 15.

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