Rain from Alberto brings chance of flooding

This is the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season

GETTYThis is the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season

The remnants of Alberto doused the Deep South with waves of rain Tuesday as the vast, soggy system pushed northward toward the Tennessee Valley.

Rain totals of up to 5 inches will be possible in parts of Tennessee and Kentucky over the next 60 hours, with totals of 1-3 inches of rain expected locally.

Heavy downpours reduced visibility for commuters, while toppled trees blocked roads south of the city.

Perry, Fla., has received almost 2 inches of rain since Sunday morning, and it will get much more, the NWS said shortly before noon ET. Gusty showers were to begin lashing parts of Florida on Sunday, and authorities were warning of the possibility of flash flooding.

Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall around 4 p.m. Monday near Laguna Beach, Florida.

The NHC warned it would still deliver heavy, potentially damaging rains of 2-6 inches (6-15 cm), with as much as 12 inches (30 cm) in some areas in north Florida and Alabama through Tuesday night.

Evacuations also happened on sections of the United States mainland where Alberto travelled and claimed the lives of two American journalists who were providing media coverage on the storm. We are a family. With maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 kph), Alberto was moving north at 9 miles per hour (14 kph).

Some of the rain will by heavy.

The National Weather Service office in Mobile is calling for a 100 percent chance of rain tonight with possible flooding rains as thunderstorms continue to move through the area.

Alberto made a Memorial Day landfall near Laguna Beach, Fla, just west of Panama City, andofficials warned of unsafe conditions even though its maximum sustained winds fell to 45 miles per hour. This means we can expect more trees down from those wind gusts as we work our way through the week. "The surge was not that large".

Alberto got an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, which doesn't officially start until Friday.

Alberto continues to spin right toward us!

Instagram user Melody Kay Carroll posted a video clip of wind and rain in a Panama City parking deck.

The good news is that it won't be raining continually. The two men were covering the severe weather for a TV station. The storms are moving to the north and northeast.

"Ten minutes later we get the call and it was them", Tennant said at a news conference, his voice cracking. Believed to have been a result of loosened roots in the ground due to a week's worth of rain, McCormick and Smeltzer died instantly.

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