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A wet Memorial Day weekend continues as Alberto treks north

Subtropical Storm Alberto continued its trek north-northeast overnight and is expected to make landfall in the northern Gulf Coast late Monday.

The storm was about 85 miles north of the Dry Tortugas as of Sunday morning, producing winds up to 40 mph and dumping rain, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory. It’s expected to turn north Sunday morning, then north-northwest Monday night, moving at 13 mph.

Several counties along the coast remain under a tropical storm warning, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando. A storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Citrus and Levy counties.

Residents can expect gusty wind near the coast, isolated tornados and localized flooding from heavy rainfall, the advisory says. Alberto is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches on the Florida Panhandle, 3 to 6 inches on the Florida keys and 1 to 4 inches on the rest of the state, including Tampa Bay.

Local emergency officials continue to monitor flood-prone areas, but so far no issues have been reported.

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