Unfortunately for Apalachicola, the maximum storm surge should arrive at this morning’s high tide, resulting in a total water level roughly 3.4 feet above the normal high tide.
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The Hurricane Center says a tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line.
Winds will be calm and the humidity will high throughout the day. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph).
After landfall, Alberto’s winds will decay, but the moisture envelop and rainfall will continue northward through Alabama and eventually IN by Wednesday. Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the morning. The Florida panhandle, a good portion of Alabama and western Georgia are dramatically more at risk for flash flooding with this storm.
Rain falls on Clearwater Beach by Pier 60 early Sunday morning May 27, as northbound Subtropical Storm Alberto looms in the gulf to the southwest. Many spent the holiday weekend filling sandbags while businesses closed down as the storm moved in.
Alberto is expected to make landfall on Monday, with tropical storm force winds already reaching Florida and Alabama Monday morning. With a subtropical storm, the strongest winds and thunderstorms are located far away from the center, even though they may be just as strong as those found in a tropical storm.
Rick Scott issued an emergency warning early yesterday advising his fellow Floridians to prepare for torrential rain and severe flooding, reminding residents that the storm’s track can change without notice.
The storm was expected to weaken after it makes landfall later Monday.
Rainfall remains the most widespread threat from Alberto. The tropical storm watch along the north-central Gulf Coast has been discontinued.
A tornado “or two” may occur over the Florida Keys and parts of southwestern Florida later Saturday afternoon or evening. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
As I mentioned before, we will tap into some of the moisture associated with Alberto, but no direct impacts expected here.
Weather whiplashed yet? From near 90 Saturday afternoon, to stuck in the 50s yesterday afternoon, it was about as big of a turnaround as you’ll see around here as August weather went to April real quick.
That didnt materialize, and photos taken Sunday from the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa showed sunny skies over empty concert fields organizers canceled the second day of the event out of an abundance of caution. “The risk for heavy rainfall and flooding will then spread over much of the southeast USA tonight and Monday”.