Alberto track shifts farther east

Landfall could be Monday night between Pensacola, Destin

Chris Miller
May 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm

The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Alberto is moving north at 13 miles per hour, with maximum 40 mph winds.

"At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto was located near latitude 23.9 North, longitude 84.6 West," said National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Dr. Jack Beven. "The storm is moving generally toward the north-northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h).  A turn toward the north is expected later tonight, and a motion toward the north-northwest is expected Sunday through Monday night. 

"On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will cross the eastern and northern Gulf of Mexico through Monday, then move near or over the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the warning area late Monday afternoon or Monday night.  Heavy rainfall and tropical storm conditions will likely reach the northern Gulf Coast well before the arrival of the center of Alberto."

A storm surge watch west of the Mississippi/Alabama line has been canceled. The hurricane center dropped the tropical storm watch and surge watch for Louisiana earlier today.
 

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