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Monday morning First Alert forecast (05/28/2018)

Storm surge watch, 5:00 EDT (05/27/2018)
Tropical Storm Warning (05/28/2018)
Flash Flood Watch,  5:00 pm update (05/27/2018)
Posted at 3:44 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 02:01:36-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The TOP STORY continues to be Subtropical Storm Alberto and it's potential local impacts.

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Monday: As Subtropical Storm Alberto nears the Florida Panhandle, rain coverage and wind will increase (especially for the Western Big Bend). Widespread showers and storms are possible today with morning lows forecast to be in the 70s and daytime highs struggling to reach 80 degrees. Rain accumulation will vary greatly from east to west, with less accumulation along the I-75 corridor compared to near the Apalachicola River.

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS remain in effect along all of the local Big Bend coast AND it includes Franklin and Liberty counties. This means winds of 40 mph or higher are possible today for those areas. Storm surge is still possible along the coast (2 to 4 feet).

If you are not in the warning, gusty winds up to 30 mph are possible, but winds should remain below the 40 mph threshold. Isolated tornadoes are possible today as storms coming in may have rotation. Have a way to receive warnings in case flash flooding or tornadoes occur.

Monday Marine/Beach forecast information and your Monday Tide Times are below:

Tuesday: As Alberto pushes into inland Alabama, expect the moisture feed from the Gulf of Mexico to continue. This will keep rain coverage very high on Tuesday at 70%. Expect lows in the 70s with highs in the lower to mid 80s.

Wednesday through Friday: Expect rain coverage to be scattered through week's end with high amounts of moisture from the Gulf continuing to move into our region (Coverage forecast to be around 50-60%). Expect lows in the 70s with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s (warmest by Friday).

This weekend: A more typical Summer-time pattern returns by the weekend with lows in the 70s, highs in the lower 90s, with scattered showers and storms possible in the afternoons (40%).

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Meteorologist Jennifer Meyers has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

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