David: Alberto expected to enter Gulf of Mexico tonight

David: Alberto expected to enter Gulf of Mexico tonight

Everyone should take the necessary precautions now and stay informed of the latest weather conditions for their area.

Even though Alberto's track is slicing through the Gulf of Mexico toward the west Florida Panhandle, Alabama or MS, its effects will be felt east along the Florida Gulf Coast and Central Florida, DeCarlo said.

Rick Scott said Saturday morning that his declared state of emergency covers all 67 counties to "prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring".

Florida Gov. Scott said the Florida National Guard has 5,500 guard members available for deployment if needed.

At 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Alberto was moving north at 13 miles per hour.

Alberto was still struggling on Saturday, according to the hurricane center.

Each list has 21 names, leaving out Q, U, X, Y and Z. If there are more than 21 named storms, the rest will be indicated by Greek letters. Therefore direct impacts, primarily heavy rain, will affect much of Florida and the Gulf Coast later this weekend.

Alberto is then forecast to track across the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight through Monday, and approach the northern Gulf Coast in the watch area Monday night.


Despite the forces involved in slowing strengthening processes, Alberto is expected to help produce waves of heavy rain which will likely lash out at the western Florida peninsula, some parts of the Big Bend region, and the Panhandle through Monday evening.

His Mississippi and Alabama counterparts also declared states of emergency, citing the threat of coastal and inland flooding from storm rains.

The storm is loose and disorganized on Saturday morning.

Alberto is still a very board low pressure system with the main area of circulation with the storm jumping around but is now centered just to the north of the western tip of Cuba. The National Weather Service also reports a flood watch for the Bradenton area until 8 p.m. Monday.

The system is forecast to bring an estimated 3-6 inches of rain to Tampa Bay over the weekend, said Rodney Wynn, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

Along with the rain, strong rip currents are expected along the Crystal Coast.

Moving northward through the Gulf of Mexico, Alberto will pull deep tropical moisture over east central Florida.

DeCarlo said Saturday night that the timing of the surge would have to be in sync with the high tide to reach the 4 feet.

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