Local Forecast

Alberto Maintains Strength, Approaches Panhandle

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Alberto’s max winds of 65 mph are expected to hold steady until landfall later this morning or afternoon. It is still possible that Alberto may become a regular tropical storm by landfall.

Landfall is most likely in Panhandle, earlier should it make landfall near Apalachicola, or as late as the late afternoon or evening it were to take a more westward track to Pensacola.

This is an overall more eastward landfall than yesterday's projections. If the storm holds to the predictions, coastal Alabama and Mississippi parts of the News 5 area only get moderate or small rain, wind and surge impact.The higher initial impacts of surge, rain, wind, and tornadoes shift eastward into the western and central Florida Panhandle, and later into Escambia Co AL and Conecuh Co AL.

Small changes in the landfall position make big changes for the better to the west of the landfall, and for the worse to the east of it.

Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida