Tropical Update: Alberto sending bands of rain to the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Moisture from Subtropical Storm Alberto will surge into the southeastern United States over the next 24-hours; widespread wet weather is likely Sunday into Monday.

Locally, clouds cover increases tonight and Sunday morning, followed by shower and thunderstorm activity.

A few storms will produce very heavy rain in a relatively short amount of time; street flooding may occur under these downpours. Gusty breezes and frequent lightning are also expected with thunderstorms.

Clusters of showers and storms continue through Memorial Day.

There will be occasional breaks in the rain, especially Monday. The chance of rain will be persistent and an eye will need to be kept on radar through the entire holiday if you have outdoor plans.

Widespread rain accumulations of 1" to 3" are expected between midday Sunday and Monday evening along the coast. Inland rain accumulations between 2 and 4" are likely. A few spots may pick up more than 5".

The risk of severe weather remains quite low, but a storm or two may become strong – particularly Monday.

Scattered downpours continue through the rest of the work-week.

We'll continue to post forecast information on TV, at and in the WTOC Weather App.

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