Subtropical storm Alberto is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. The first named storm of the year is expected to make landfall over the Florida Panhandle today. Alberto is packing winds of 65-miles-per-hour, and is not expected to strengthen much more before it comes ashore. The storm could bring up to 12 inches of rain to parts of the Florida Panhandle, Alabama and Georgia, as well as flooding from storm surge. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the area. States of emergency have already been declared in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.
Anyone out on the beaches along the Texas coast and around the Southeast should be wary of strong rip currents. The storm brings a risk of isolated tornadoes from Florida into Georgia.
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