Subtropical storm Alberto whips up mini waterspout in a swimming pool

Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

A tornado threat exists in the front-right quadrants of the storm, which today is northern Florida and most of Georgia and SC. The increased threat for severe thunderstorms will also lead to threats of flooding in the metro.

Swells generated by Alberto will continue to affect the eastern and northern Gulf Coast Tuesday, meteorologists said.

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

On Monday, Alberto was off the coast of Florida, moving north towards Tennessee.

Despite the downgrade to depression, the storm still poses the same impacts as it did today.

While the storm has not strengthened into a hurricane, it does threaten residents and vacationers across the US Southeast.

The storm's rip currents could sweep swimmers out to sea, putting their lives at risk. Some areas got more than four inches of rain in 24 hours and wind gusts of about 50 mph knocked down trees and created large waves.

Some tornadoes could also be touched off. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned and holiday plans were disrupted. Locally, the potential for flash floods is still in effect.

'Alberto, ' the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has essentially demonstrated its version of a storm in a teacup.




It left 6,540 customers in Florida without power, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Middle Tennessee can expect to see 1 to 3 inches of rain through Wednesday.

"Things are a little bit uncertain depending on the path Alberto takes", Carroll said.

The showery weather made for a dark and damp Memorial Day, the official start of the summer tourist season for vacationers heading to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island or Charleston beaches. "So how often can you say you rode a storm out?"

Rhumes said her group prepared for the storm by stocking up on groceries. "We've never seen one before and we're here celebrating a friend's 20th birthday", Rhumes said.

Some of the rain will by heavy.

Meanwhile, although a few showers showed up on the radar across Acadiana Monday afternoon, the trend of fewer showers and hot conditions are forecast for much of the week ahead.

The Florida Department of Transportation will close bridges once sustained winds are greater than 39 miles per hour, so all Okaloosa Transit buses will not operate until at least 4PM Monday afternoon.

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

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