Alberto Wreaks Havoc Along Gulf Coast

For Central Florida, scattered showers and storms are expected on Monday. The major tourist communities of Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area.

There was no signficant damage or injury related to Alberto in Bay County, and only a few power outages, said Valerie Sale of the Office of Emergency Management.

Subtropical Storm Alberto bearing down on Florida's coastline Sunday.

David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said: "Alberto has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (105km per hour), which is about 10 miles (16km) shy of being a hurricane. This is definitely a risky storm", said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

A satellite image shows Alberto as it nears landfall on the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf Coast on Monday.

Alberto was moving north at 9 miles per hour and will continue to weaken as it moves north into Alabama then into the Tennessee Valley, where it's expected to pour heavy rain across that area throughout the rest of week.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Aucilla River in Florida. Through Monday, it is expected to slowly migrate toward land, so the odds of rain with gusty winds will increase by Monday afternoon and evening.

In addition to parts of the southeastern USA, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said.

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A view of a partially flooded farm as Subtropical Storm Alberto passes by the west coast of Cuba, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, May 26, 2018.

Forecasters also warned that the storm could drop 2 inches of rain in SC, up to 4 inches in isolated areas, and cause flooding.

Alberto had picked up strength as it headed north through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing with it the warning of life-threatening inundation, said the Miami-based NHC.

Subtropical Storm Alberto is about to make Memorial Day 2018 a washout when it makes landfall. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Subtropical Storm Alberto has come ashore on the Florida Panhandle, bringing threats of heavy rain and flash floods to the region, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.

Tuesday and Wednesday are also expected to have soggy conditions as NWS said Charlotte will be under a 70 to 80-percent chances of precipitation with thunderstorms expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Wake, Chatham, Nash and Johnston counties and points south through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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