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Subtropical Storm Alberto update (05/26/2018)

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Posted at 6:40 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 15:57:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- All eyes are still on Subtropical Storm Alberto, which is sitting about 450 miles south of Apalachicola. This storm is very lopsided, with the bulk of the rain on the north and east side of the center. 

Alberto is moving north at 13 mph with sustained winds of 40 mph. As this storm continues nearing the Gulf coast, it has the potential to strengthen just a bit. Models are suggesting that this storm may slow quite a bit as it reaches the coast.

Subtropical Storm Alberto's forecast cone continues to suggest that the center will pass over the Florida/Alabama border. Since the rain bands extend so far from the center, much of the Big Bend and south Georgia will be seeing ample rain through the holiday weekend.

There are a few advisories in place for much of the region...A tropical storm warning, a storm surge watch, and a flash flood watch are all in effect. 

A tropical storm warning is in effect for offshore areas, and the coastal areas of Jefferson, Wakulla, and Franklin counties. This means that sustained winds of 34 mph or stronger could be felt. Inland areas will likely has sustained winds closer to 15 to 20 mph.

storm surge watch  is in effect for all of our coastal communities. The water level has the potential to increase 2 to 4 feet higher than usual. 

Lastly, a flash flood watch is in effect for many of our western counties though Tuesday. Because of the large amount of rain and the slowing speed of it, some areas, streets, or even rivers may flood.