Alberto makes landfall


Landfall graphic by National Weather Service in Mobile

HOLT, Fla., May 28, 2018, 4 p.m.–Satellite and National Weather Service Doppler radar data indicate that the center of Alberto is making landfall near Laguna Beach in Bay County.

Maximum winds are estimated at 45 mph.

Alberto should quickly weaken as the circulation moves inland this evening and the system should become a depression by late tonight or early Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Mobile is still forecasting 4-to-8 inches of rain associated with Alberto.

Okaloosa County is under a flash flood warning until 8:45 p.m. tonight.

At 2:45 p.m., Doppler radar indicated a band of very heavy rain associated with Alberto moving into eastern Okaloosa County.

Radar estimated rainfall amounts around 2 inches per hour in this band.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Crestview, Baker, Wright, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin, Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Ocean City, Lake Lorraine, Shalimar and Cinco Bayou.



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