NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, May 28, 2018, due to the presence of Subtropical Storm Alberto which suddenly grew stronger last night over the Gulf of Mexico.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Projected Path
Subtropical Storm Alberto is located 60 miles south of Panama City, Florida and is moving to the north at 8 mph (13 km/h).
NHC forecasters say that a faster north-northwestward to northward motion is expected during the next few days.
On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will cross the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area this afternoon or evening.
The weakening system is forecast to later move well inland into the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday and into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region on Wednesday and Thursday.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Computer Models
Spaghetti models forecast that Subtropical Storm Alberto’s projected path will take the eye of the tropical cyclone over the western Florida panhandle and across Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Strength
Subtropical Storm Alberto, previously referred to as Invest 90L 2018, has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 km/h), with higher gusts.
NHC forecasters say that Subtropical Storm Alberto will remain at this strength until the system makes landfall on the northern Gulf Coast later today.
Steady weakening is expected after Alberto makes landfall, and it is forecast to become a tropical depression by Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center of the storm.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Watches and Warnings
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Suwannee River, Florida to Mexico Beach, Florida.
A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline in the indicated locations.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Suwannee River, Florida to the Mississippi/Alabama border.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.