TRACKING ALBERTO: Heavy rain and strong winds possible today
MACON, Ga. -- Subtropical Depression Alberto may have downgraded, but we are still expecting heavy rain and strong wind gusts this afternoon.
The winds of Alberto have fallen below 39 mph which means the strength of the storm is now more comparable to a tropical depression as opposed to a tropical storm. Regardless, we are still expecting heavy rain and strong winds in the mid-state Tuesday from this system as it moves north through Alabama.
Our main threat with this system will continue to be heavy rain. So far we have only seen around an inch or so from this system. Over the next 48 hours Middle Georgia could see as much as another full inch. A few isolated areas could see an extra half inch before tomorrow night.
A new threat that will impact our area Tuesday and Wednesday will be gusty winds. Consistent wind speeds all day will range from 10-15 mph while wind gusts could be as high as 20-30 mph during the afternoon.
Our best chance to see severe thunderstorms and frequent lightning will be during the late afternoon and early evening. We do have a small chance to see a brief spin-up tornado, but at the moment that seems unlikely. That severe weather threat should end around sunset.
We will finally stop seeing the impact of Alberto in our area on Thursday. Isolated rain chances will remain in place throughout the weekend.
Stick with us both on-air and online for the latest on Alberto.