Alberto update: Another shift to the east

Current11aHOLT, Fla., May 28, 2018, 11 a.m.–Subtropical Storm Alberto has shifted again, this time back to the east.

The 10 a.m. National Hurricane Center update now shows landfall to be the Rosemary Beach area with a direct line toward DeFuniak Springs; however, this could change again with the next update.

Alberto is moving toward the north at 8 mph and is located about 55 miles from Rosemary Beach, 83 miles from DeFuniak Springs.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.

Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft has not found winds as high as last evening, but has reported winds of 52-to-58 mph.

Forecast wind speed at landfall is 60 mph, diminishing to 45 mph after the storm moves over land.

Little change in strength is expected before Alberto reaches this area later today and steady weakening is forecast after landfall.

With the shift in Alberto’s path, tropical storm warnings west of the Florida/Alabama border have been discontinued.

Additionally, the storm surge watch for Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties has been discontinued.

This area is still looking at a possibility of 4-to-8 inches of rain associated with Alberto.

NHC forecasts


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