The question on many of your minds is whether the remnants of the storm deemed Alberto and/or other weather systems will combine to give us another less-than-favorable weather forecast for the upcoming Saturday and Sunday.
Subtropical storm Alberto has fizzled into a subtropical depression as it hit the U.S. state of Alabama, but it is still expected to bring heavy rain and flash flooding even as winds dropped to 48 kilometres per hour.
Florida, Alabama, and MS have all declared states of emergency, with rainfall in some areas expected to be over a dozen inches.
Forecasters warned the leftovers of the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm were still capable of causing treacherous flooding as heavy precipitation spreads deeper into the nation's midsection.
The Accuweather spokesman observed that the weather event's classification, while not a pure tropical system, nonetheless is unsafe, and urged residents to take action to prepare their homes.
In addition to parts of the southeastern USA, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said.
"The winds at landfall were 45 miles per hour, making it a low-end tropical storm".
Between four and eight inches of rain could soak the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, and western Georgia before the storm moves on.
"On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over Alabama later tonight and Tuesday", the NHC said.
Alberto's winds slowed down throughout Monday as it made landfall in Laguna Beach, west of Panama City on the northern Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Centre. Subtropical storms can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned as Alberto disrupted long holiday weekend plans for millions.
From the Florida Panhandle across eastern and central Alabama and into western Georgia, people can expect from 4 inches to 8 inches of rain, with isolated cases of 12 inches of rain, the NHC said. Clouds don't necessarily mean that we're going to see much in the way of rain.
Elsewhere, Floridas Division of Emergency Management said, about 2,600 customers were without power in northwestern Florida on Monday morning.
Authorities in Howard County, Maryland, said a 39-year-old man was missing after flash flooding from a separate storm tore through the historic downtown of Ellicott City on Sunday.
Heaviest rains will likely occur during this afternoon/evening peak commute hours, so travel will be slowed and difficult/hazardous where storms are most intense.
If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season.