Things looking better and better for Louisiana with Alberto forecast

Florida and Alabama to get the worst of the storm

The National Hurricane Center is calling for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make landfall near the Florida/Alabama line on Tuesday.

WWL TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin says that means the worst of Alberto will not impact Louisiana.

"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," he explained. 

Meanwhile, Alberto is not looking very organized.

Franklin said, "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. Landfall still appears more east of us around the AL/FL state line early Tuesday morning."

The Hurricane Center says Alberto will move through the Gulf for the next couple of days.

"On the forecast track, the center of Alberto is forecast to move over the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight through Monday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast in the watch area late Monday or Monday night."

People living and vacationing in Alabama and Florida will bear the brunt of the storm on its current forecast.

"Heavy rains will begin to affect the central Gulf Coast region into the southeastern United States on Sunday and continue into the middle of next week as Alberto moves northward after landfall.  Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle."

Comments ()