National Weather Service Issues Flood Watches Due To Subtropical Storm Alberto

The National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches for portions of the Southeastern United States (marked in green in the above map) due to anticipated heavy rainfall produced by Subtropical Storm Alberto during Memorial Day weekend.

The Flood Watches extend across all of South Florida, Central Florida, Florida’s western panhandle, southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

A prolonged period of heavy rainfall potential is expected across the area as Alberto moves northward through the Gulf of Mexico.

Widespread rainfall amounts are possible as indicated in the National Hurricane Center’s Subtropical Storm Alberto 5-day rainfall forecast map.

 National Hurricane Center's Subtropical Storm Alberto 5-day rainfall forecast map.

Heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding on roadways and in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Do not attempt to drive across flooded roadways.