Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

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Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Maryland, U.S. May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media.

Subtropical Storm Alberto headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.

In addition to parts of the southeastern USA, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said.

Janet Rhumes said her group of friends from Kansas had been planning their Memorial Day weekend on Navarre Beach since October, and no tropical storm could deter them.

Alberto will steadily weaken once it travels inland.

Tuesday: More rain will fall as the low pressure center of Alberto moves through Alabama.

Friday's weather will see a 40 percent chance of showers between 10-11 a.m., then a 40 percent opportunity for showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Instead, red flags flew on Alabama beaches and officers patrolled, making sure no one entered the water. While he says some people are wading along the water's edge, others are taking refuge in bars and restaurants.

Remnants of Alberto will have moved northeast of us, but rain chances will remain as another disturbance rolls through the area.

The storm is located about 50 miles (80 km) west-northwest of Dothan, Alabama, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said. With it, Alberto brings winds that are over 60 miles per hour, and over a dozen inches of rainfall.

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More than 5,000 were evacuated in Cuba over the subtropical storm. Landfall was expected later Monday.

According to the National Weather Service, tropical showers and embedded thunderstorms will continue to bring periods of heavy rainfall through Wednesday night. Farther north and east, the watch goes until 8 a.m. Thursday. There is a marginal risk for severe storms across portions of the area Wednesday. A storm surge watch means life-threatening inundations are possible from rising water moving inland from the coast.

While the storm has not strengthened into a hurricane, it does threaten residents and vacationers across the US Southeast.

Hurricane season doesn't officially begin until June 1, but Alberto apparently missed the memo.

A forecast bust: what happened to Alberto? A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida's Anclote River to the Suwannee River.

Over 20,000 homes and businesses were left in the dark Tuesday morning, and another 13,000 customers lost power in Florida on Monday, according to PowerOutage.us.

A subtropical storm has a less defined and cooler centre than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center.

Florida, Alabama and MS declare states of emergency ahead of the first named storm of the hurricane season.

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