Flooding Concerns in the Southeast with Heavy Rain from Alberto
Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall Monday west of Panama City, Florida bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and high surf. The storm has weakened to a subtropical depression, but is still producing very heavy rainfall. On Monday, record rains fell in Wilmington, North Carolina and many areas in the Southeast saw more than 3″.
Flash Flood Watches extend from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico. Isolated rainfall totals of 2″ to 5″ may occur through in parts of the Tennessee Valley.
Alberto is currently located near Birmingham, Alabama with 30 mph winds. The storm will continue to weaken, moving northward into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes by the end of the week.
Severe storms are possible around Alberto today, mainly near and east of the center. The risk appears to be isolated, as wind shear and instability has decreased around the storm.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels