FIRST ALERT: Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is now in the Gulf of Me - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

FIRST ALERT: Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is now in the Gulf of Mexico

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CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI (Mississippi News Now) -

Be ready to dodge rain drops at times Sunday and Memorial Day. Outside of the daytime storms, expect a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the middle and upper 80s. 

Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, about 700 miles from Jackson. There is still some uncertainty on the system’s intensity – but at any rate, tropical moisture will flow northward bringing an uptick in shower and storm chances locally. Rainfall could be heavy at times, leading to localized flooding concerns region wide, mainly along the Florida and Alabama coast. This will likely be the biggest and most widespread impact. Depending on the track of the system, the impacts will change. As of now, expect periods of heavy rain with localized flooding concerns into mid-next week for coastal areas, but minimal impacts for Mississippi, with the heaviest activity to come in on Monday and Tuesday – amid breezy E/NE winds.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Mississippi Gulf Coast for potential impacts from Alberto.  Tropical Storm Warnings for the Florida and Alabama coast. Winds greater than 39mph sustained are possible with storm surge issues.  Landfall is projected between Mobile and Panama City Monday afternoon.  This is subject to change so check back with us often for updates.

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Alberto may linger around the area for several days, keep the weather unsettled to start the next work week. Expect variably cloudy skies with periods of showers and storms possible. Highs will be generally in the 80s; lows near 70; the pattern will break by Thursday – bringing back more sunshine, lower rain chances and higher heat.  Highs in the 90s later in the week.


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