Alberto arrives ahead of hurricane season

Map5-25amHOLT, Fla., May 25, 2018–Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the Northwestern Caribbean Sea according to the National Hurricane Center.

Heavy rainfall is expected to affect this area through the weekend.

The NHC has begun advisories on newly formed Alberto, centered about 195 miles  southwest of the western tip of Cuba.

Wind5-25-amAlberto is expected to pass near the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula tonight, be near the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning, emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night and approach the north-central Gulf Coast on Monday, according to the NHC.

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alberto could make landfall overnight Monday into Tuesday, but timing could change.

Rain will be overspreading into the region from the south and east Sunday and will last through Tuesday, according to the NWS Mobile.

A prolonged period of very heavy rainfall, leading to flash flooding situations, is expected this weekend through early next week.

Rainfall amounts of 6-to-12 inches is likely with higher amounts possible across the southern portion of the forecast areas, with 4-to-8 inches possible further inland, leading to widespread flash flooding.

National Weather Service Mobile and National Hurricane Center

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