Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto – May 28, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

6:15 p.m. at 5/28/2018 –

Alberto has officially made landfall near Laguna Beach, FL, this evening and will continue to move northward across the state tonight. There have been no major changes to the forecast impacts since this morning by the NWS. Below is a recap of the expected impacts according to the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham.

7:45 a.m. on 5/28/2018 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Subtropical Storm Alberto is forecast to make landfall around 2:00 p.m. this afternoon near Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and will continue traveling north into and through the State of Alabama. Elmore County is now part of a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory. Below are the details issued by the NWS Office in Birmingham.

FLOODING:  Elmore County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the eastern half of Central Alabama, including the I-65 corridor. In this area, more than 3 inches of rainfall is expected through Wednesday afternoon, with a swath of 4-6 inches, with locally higher amounts, across much of the Watch area. See graphics below for details.

WIND: Elmore County is under a Wind Advisory until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. A Wind Advisory has been issued for areas along and southeast of a line from Selma to Clanton to Alex City, for this afternoon through early Tuesday morning. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts are possible in this area. Ridge tops in northeast Central Alabama could also have occasional wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph. With saturated ground conditions and additional rainfall expected, weakened trees could be brought down. See graphic below for details.

TORNADO: Isolated tornadoes within tropical rain bands are possible east of I-65 and south of I-20 late this afternoon and tonight.

Below are updated graphics for expected impacts to Central Alabama from Subtropical Storm Alberto.