Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Will the remnants of Alberto impact CNY?

Will the remnants of Alberto impact CNY?

The storm continued churning north through the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and is scheduled to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle early Monday morning, reports CNN. As of right now, Alberto is not expected to become a hurricane, but meteorologists say this is just the start of what's expected to be an active hurricane season.

Alberto's winds continued to slow down throughout Monday, reaching maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour as it made landfall in Laguna Beach, west of Panama City on the northern Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Roughly a week before hurricane season officially begins, subtropical storm Alberto is making its way to the Florida panhandle and is expected to make landfall on Monday.

USA forecasters said rain could still cause risky flash floods in the coming days in northern Alabama and large areas of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. A few tropical-storm-force gusts also are possible across portions of Alabama Tuesday morning, and a tornado or two may occur Tuesday from southern Kentucky to parts of Georgia. The system is then expected to spread rains over the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday and push later in the week into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned due to high surf and risky conditions.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a declaration for all 67 counties in his state. Tropical storm warnings were up for parts of the Panhandle and the Alabama coast.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for a stretch of coastline between Florida's Suwannee River and the Alabama-Florida border.

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Much of central North Carolina will be under a flash flood watch effective Monday at 1 a.m. and lasting into Tuesday as subtropical storm Alberto passes to the west.

Florida, Alabama and MS declare states of emergency; Jonathan Serrie reports from Florida.

The National Hurricane Center also said that swells, which could cause life-threatening surf and rip current condition, could affect the eastern and northern Gulf Coast through Tuesday. The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a large tree toppled on a TV news vehicle Monday afternoon near Tryon, North Carolina.

Forecasters said Alberto could bring life-threatening high water to southern coastal states when it slams an area from MS to western Georgia with up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain and possible tornadoes. Strong winds in the gulf and residual moisture will continue to produce scattered showers in the bay area.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a hurricane season forecast Thursday that calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes.

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