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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Subtropical Storm Alberto expected to make landfall in central Gulf Coast region

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The latest from the National Hurricane Center places poorly organized Subtropical Storm Alberto near the western tip of Cuba.

The system is moving north at 9 mph, toward the Gulf of Mexico. It's expected to make the "transition" to tropical storm in about 36 hours with most all models bringing a strong tropical storm into the central Gulf coast Monday.

The system is expected to have sustained winds of 60 to 65 mph as it approaches the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines overnight Monday and early Tuesday.

However, keep in mind that the "cone of uncertainty" includes a portion of SE Louisiana. While the threat of significant impacts across our area is low, it is clearly still not zero at this point! 

The First Alert Forecast over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend is trending toward periods of potentially heavy rainfall and the National Weather Service has "extended" the Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a good portion of our area, including Baton Rouge.

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