Alberto continues to bring rain as it makes its way to Florida

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to bring heavy rain and a high risk for rip currents to the Gulf Coast.  Alberto is just west of Tampa and moving to north by northwest at 12mph.  Peak winds are 50 mph and no significant strengthening is expected as we head into Monday.

Alberto is expected to make the transition from a subtropical storm into a tropical storm before making landfall along the Florida Peninsula Monday.  The storm will continue to weaken as it moves inland Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tropical moisture will continue to flow over our area so rain chances will be higher than normal.

The impacts on our area will be more scattered showers and possible storms.  Rain totals of 1-2" possible with some locally higher amounts possible.  No widespread severe weather is expected but there is a marginal chance that any storms may have some weak rotation as they approach the coast into tonight.  Winds will generally be southeast at 10-15 mph, with higher gusts during any heavy rain or thunderstorms.

If you have outdoor plans Monday, keep checking the Live Radar on our WTOC First Alert WX App.  That will show you where the rain is and if it will impact you.

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