Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies


Subtropical Storm Alberto is getting stronger as it nears land.

A view of a partially flooded farm as Subtropical Storm Alberto passes by the west coast of Cuba, in Bahia Honda, Cuba, May 26, 2018.

It is not organized enough yet to be a tropical storm, and is considered subtropical.

Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf
Alberto Nearing Hurricane Strength

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned residents along coastal Alabama and MS as well as the Florida Panhandle to brace for heavy rain and high winds.

Alberto is expected to travel across the eastern Gulf of Mexico Saturday night through Monday and approach the northern part of the Gulf where it could make landfall Monday night.

Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding over western Cuba, South Florida and the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

Significant flooding, water rescues underway in Ellicott City
Armacost said the department is fielding dozens of weather-related emergency calls, with most of the activity is the Dundalk area. Storm Team4's Somara Theodore said that Ellicott City is positioned in a valley between two major streams in the Patapsco River.

Watches were issued for storm surges - life-threatening inundations from rising coastal waters moving inland - for a stretch of coastline between Crystal River, Florida, and the mouth of the Mississippi River. Expect rounds of heavy rain through Tuesday with widespread rain totals of 2 to 3 inches expected with locally higher amounts possible. A tropical storm watch and flash flood watch remain in effect.

In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant activated the National Guard. Water could reach up to 4 feet above ground in some areas if the peak surge occurs during high tide, the agency said on Facebook. By Saturday morning, the storm was gathering strength as it moved north. Subtropical storms can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes.

TRUSSVILLE -The latest information from the National Weather Service on Alberto includes the latest rainfall predictions for the Trussville and surrounding areas.

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