US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

Subtropical Storm Alberto

Heavy rainfall and tropical storm conditions will likely reach the northern Gulf Coast well before the arrival of the center of Alberto.

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency covering 40 counties beginning at 6am on Sunday.

Florida and MS launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.

The official forecast calls for 60 percent to 80 percent chance of rain each day in Alachua and Marion counties through at least Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has warned residents to "take this storm seriously".

Alberto is located just northwest of Cuba and about 165 miles southwest of Tampa.

A flash flood watch has been issued for every coastal county in the Mobile office's jurisdiction - an area that includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and stretches from Northwest Florida to MS - beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday and running to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Subtropical Storm Alberto
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Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in Cuba on Saturday.

In the next 24 hours Alberto is expected to strengthen as it continues to travel north over warmers waters in the Gulf and combines with an upper level low. At the moment nearly all of the showers are on the east of Alberto's centre, with the heaviest rains falling across Cuba and Florida.

Monday looks like the rainiest, windiest day with an increasing threat of some tornadoes east of wherever the center ends up.

Strong to severe storms will also be possible embedded in the rain on Sunday.

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. The storm was on track for a potential landfall in the Florida Panhandle, though the cone of uncertainty stretched well east and west of that mark.

According to Moss, Alberto could directly effect the Florida panhandle by early Tuesday, moving north through parts of Tennessee and Kentucky mid-week. Isolated parts of the Gulf Coast could receive up to a foot of rain.

As Alberto moves northward it's expected to carry plentiful rainfall with it. Forecasters said maximum amounts up to 15 inches are possible along its track between eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida.

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