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Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

However, the NHC warned it will still deliver heavy, potentially damaging rains, with as much as 30cm in some areas in north Florida and Alabama through Tuesday night.

Four deadly hurricanes struck the United States past year, killing at least 144 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, massive power outages and devastating hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, according to the NHC.

"Most of the issues we're having right now are downed trees and downed limbs", Walton County spokesman Louis Svehla told the Northwest Florida Daily News.

If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb.

Officials in Howard County said a 39-year-old man was missing after flash flooding from a separate storm tore through the historic downtown of Ellicott City on Sunday.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

A storm surge watch remains in effect for much of northern Florida, from the Suwannee to Navarre in the Panhandle.

They are advising people if they would like to leave to do so before 11:00 a.m. Monday morning.

On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over Alabama later tonight and early Tuesday. "Rainfall of 1-3" is possible in slow-moving storms with locally higher amounts. No significant changes in strength were expected. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 kph).(backslash)(backslash) If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season.

The threat for strong storms and widespread heavy rain decreases for Wednesday.

The storm prompted Florida, Alabama and MS to launch emergency preparations over the weekend amid expectations Alberto would reach land sometime Monday.

The storm formed and was named a subtropical storm on Saturday.

You can see live weather updates via the National Weather Service and other Twitter sources below.

Perry, Fla., has received almost 2 inches of rain since Sunday morning, and it will get much more, the NWS said. "Even after the storm, the swells are still traveling our direction creating rip currents".

Many had been evacuated from their homes. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. While the water was closed to the public, a few took their boards out to the waves.

At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Subtropical Depression Alberto was located near latitude 31.4 North, longitude 86.2 West.

He said there's no set schedule of when the dam will release water.

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