Rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto will slack off some for Memorial Day but meteorologists still forecast scattered showers in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for the holiday Monday.
Forecasters saidAlberto could bring life-threatening high water to southern coastal states when it slams an area from MS to western Georgia with up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain and possible tornadoes. The storm will weaken as it moves north through Tennessee and Kentucky into the Ohio Valley but will continue to produce large amounts of rain.
The three southern states are preparing for the worst, as Alberto is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday morning.
The National Hurricane Center has also warned of the possibility of tornadoes "from northern Florida into central and southern Georgia, southern SC, and southeastern Alabama".
Forecasters say 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain is expected on saturated ground with isolated areas getting up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain. Just because it's sunny after the storm passes, Medlin said, there's still a risk for swimmers.
Storm Alberto lashed the western Cuban region of Artemisa on Sunday (May 27), swelling a nearby river and dumping up to 12 cm of rain in less than eight hours.
But most other energy companies are leaving offshore crews in place while they watch 2018's first Atlantic storm.
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Barring several caution laps during the race, we're hopeful any rain chances should hold off until after the checkered flag drops. Low clouds and patchy fog will slowly break, and we'll get some some peeks of sun in the morning, but expect a mainly cloudy AM.