11am Update: SUBTROPICAL STORM ALBERTO

posted by Operation Storm Watch - 

...ALBERTO MOVING NORTHWARD TOWARD THE NORTHERN GULF COAST...

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Tropical Storm Warning for the Dry Tortugas has been discontinued.

The Tropical Storm Watch along the north-central Gulf Coast has been discontinued.

The Storm Surge Watch has been discontinued west of the Florida/Alabama border.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Crystal River to the Florida/Alabama border

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Bonita Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Alberto was located near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 84.4 West.  The storm is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A turn toward the north-northwest at a slower forward speed is forecast tonight.  A north-northwestward to northward motion is expected late Monday through Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will cross the eastern and northern Gulf of Mexico today and approach the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area tonight or Monday.  Heavy rainfall and tropical storm conditions will likely reach the northern Gulf Coast well before the arrival of the center of Alberto.  Alberto is expected to move northward into the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is forecast before the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast.  Steady weakening is expected after landfall, and Alberto is forecast to become a tropical depression by Monday night or Tuesday.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km) primarily to the east of the center.

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