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Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

Regardless of the exact track and intensity, Alberto will be a maker of heavy rain and possibly flash flooding over south Florida and the Keys. Forecasters expected Alberto to intensify to a tropical storm Saturday morning, but do not anticipate it to become a hurricane.

The next advisory will be released at 4 p.m. today.

According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida, the area will receive between three and six inches of rain through Tuesday.

Latest satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that the storm, located east of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, has become better defined and thunderstorm activity has increased and become better organized.

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Julie Hilton, a hotel owner in Panama City Beach, Fla., said people are cancelling because of the weather and room reservations are down about 20 percent.

At 1 p.m., the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center came in and Alberto for now is almost stationary.

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In the agency's latest update at 6:30 a.m. Friday, meteorologists said satellite images and surface observations indicate that the low pressure system, which is now located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea just east of the Yucatan Peninsula, has become better defined overnight, and thunderstorm activity has also increased and become better organized. "Right now, we think it will stay as a subtropical storm".

If the system strengthens, it will mark an early start to the 2018 hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.

Subtropical Storm Alberto formed Friday on the edge of the Yucatan Peninsula, on the western end of the Caribbean.

The National Hurricane Center may have an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft investigate the system on Friday. All of Florida will be on the eastern side of the storm, threatened most by heavy rainfall with 2-3 inches forecasted.

Flood watches already have been issued from Alabama to Georgia.

Heavy rains from Alberto certainly bring flooding into the picture for Lakeland, which enters the weekend with the third-highest rainfall total for the month of May in the last 100 years, standing just under 13 inches.


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