Alberto makes landfall near Panama City Beach

Alberto is predicted to move northward at a faster rate after making landfall in the western Florida Panhandle on Monday

The latest outlook from the National Hurricane Center (5 p.m. EDT Sunday) has Subtropical Storm Alberto making landfall in the western Florida panhandle near Destin on Monday afternoon (Memorial Day).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says subtropical storm Alberto has come ashore on the Florida Panhandle.

The current projected path shows it will make landfall near Pensacola around 1 p.m. Monday as a subtropical storm, with winds of 65 miles per hour.

Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for parts of the MS coast all the way to the western Gulf Coast of Florida. The track is expected to turn to the north, then northwest today and move toward the Florida panhandle.

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.

According to the National Weather Service, almost half of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle-related. Rough conditions were expected to roil the seas off the eastern and northern Gulf Coast region through Tuesday.

The one band of storms that moved through Volusia and Flagler counties Sunday morning delivered not quite a half inch of rain at Daytona Beach International Airport and anywhere from 1.3 to 1.5 inches of rainfall in parts of Flagler County, according to Skywarn spotters there. The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the National Hurricane Center said. This is the area that has the potential to feel tropical storm force winds.

A satellite image shows Alberto as it nears landfall on the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf Coast on Monday
View Slideshow A satellite image shows Alberto as it nears landfall on the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf Coast on Monday. NOAA STAR

"My boyfriend and I usually try to go to the store and stock up on lots of bottled water, and get like canned goods and things that won't go bad if our power goes out", she said.

After landfall, Alberto's winds will decay, but the moisture envelop and rainfall will continue northward through Alabama and eventually IN by Wednesday.

As the Gulf Coast endures the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, the Carolinas will need to keep an eye out for heavy rain and flooding this week. A storm surge watch has been posted from the river to Mexico Beach, Florida.

Isolated tornadoes were possible across the region on Sunday and Monday.

It's also worth pointing out that extremely heavy rain continues to fall over Cuba from a trailing moisture plume ... this is the fifth consecutive day. The tropical storm watch along the north-central Gulf Coast has been discontinued.

The NHC defines subtropical storm as a "subtropical cyclone" in which the maximum sustained wind speed - using the US one-minute average - is 39 miles per hour or higher.




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