5/27/18 – Flood Watch as Alberto Moves Towards the Gulf Coast

Subtropical Storm Alberto has entered the Gulf of Mexico, currently with max winds of 40mph. We have had gusts exceeding that this morning, most recently at a mesonet station two miles west of Lighthouse Point at 443am of 46mph.

Currently in Pompano 77F with light rain, winds are from the SE at 25mph with gusts to 31mph. Here is the radar where you can see the heaviest rain is off shore.

As Alberto begins to move towards the NNW later today we will need to watch the rain bands and see if they move closer to the coast, this could increase of rainfall totals and that is why we have the Flood Watch in effect. Latest rainfall total forecast from NWS Miami.

Latest satellite image showing Alberto and its proximity to SE Florida

We are under no tropical watches or warnings and I would not expect any to be issued though we could see a wind advisory later today if the winds were to pick up. Latest advisory on Alberto with forecast .

So, not the best outdoors day. Marine conditions will be rough. Do not drive through flooded roadways and if you are out today please allow extra time. More later.

Some pictures from Pompano Beach this morning. Enjoy the day!

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Author: Howard

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