Subtropical Storm Alberto Tracks North Towards the Panhandle (Updated)
Heavy rains forecast for the Memorial Day Weekend on the island.
Subtropical Storm Alberto is tracking north through the Gulf of Mexico, and is now expected to make landfall somewhere in the Florida Panhandle Monday afternoon.
For our beach communities, it just means a wet, breezy weekend. There are tropical storm warnings flying all along the Gulf Coast of Florida, but that’s not the case on our side of the peninsula.
We will see an elevated risk if rip currents, so people planning to brace the rain to be in the ocean should be aware of that. There is also a small craft advisory flying for the Atlantic out 20 nautical miles.
But even as Alberto tracks on up through Indiana by mid-week, we’ll still be seeing a good chance of daily rain.
Subtropical storm Alberto will track mainly to the north through the Gulf, and is eventually expected to achieve tropical storm status. It will move to the east towards Florida through early Sunday morning before curving back to the west. The current landfall is forecast to be somewhere along the Mississippi coast.
Saturday still looks to be the best day of the Holiday weekend, but it won’t be a complete washout. We have a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday and Monday, along with gusty winds and an increased the risk of rip currents along the beach.