Louisiana not in the landfall cone for Alberto

New Orleans is out of the potential landfall area for Alberto

The National Hurricane Center has taken Louisiana out of the cone of where they believe Subtropical Storm Alberto will make landfall.

The system is forecast to head for the northern Gulf Coast by Tuesday.

The current forecast track calls for the center of Alberto to come ashore on the Florida panhandle near the Alabama state line.

The system is also not very organized.

"It is still battling very dry air in the mid and upper levels along with wind shear. It remains a very unorganized storm, but models indicate further organization and strengthening once in the Gulf, mainly on Sunday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin said.

He says the center reformed farther to the north and east of its previous position.

"Landfall still appears more east of us around Mobile Bay early Tuesday morning. The heaviest rain should remain well east as well with an anticipated 4-8 inches here over the course of the next 3-4 days."

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT from Grand Isle east, including the city of New Orleans. Tropical Storm force conditions may start Sunday afternoon.

STORM SURGE WATCH from mouth of River east, does not include Lake Pontchartrain. Surge of 1-2' in Lake and 3' for coastal areas.

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