Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to swirl in the southern Gulf of Mexico this evening.
Areas in western Cuba and southern Florida are getting hammered with heavy bouts of rain which will likely lead to flooding across the next few days.
The newest track from the National Hurricane Service calls for Alberto to move north-northeastward and strengthen over the next 24 hours. Then, late Sunday the storm is expected to make a slight turn toward the northwest heading toward the western panhandle of Florida.
Alberto will likely make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday somewhere between Western Florida and Coastal Louisiana.
Regardless of where it makes landfall the same threats remain. Heavy rainfall, flooding and tropical winds.
Areas across the Gulf Coast will see widespread rain amount between 4-8 inches. Some localized areas could see even higher amounts.
After Alberto makes landfall, it will continue on a northward track heading right through the southeast. By late Tuesday, the outer bands associated with Alberto will begin moving through the Middle TN.
Widespread downpours and isolated storms will fall over Middle TN Tuesday through at least Thursday.
We’ll be highlighting the potential for flooding as we head into next week. Right now our forecast calls for widespread amounts of 1-4 inches of rain across Middle TN through Thursday of next week.
Alberto will weaken considerably by the time it reach Middle TN next week. However, the moisture associated with it will create widespread showers and storms through the middle of next week.
Areas that typically flood easily will have the potential to do so next week.
If you can find some time dry outdoor time this weekend to clean out the gutters or make sure your drainage is clear, do it!
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