FLORIDA (ABC NEWS)- The season’s first named subtropical storm, Alberto, is nearing landfall by Pensacola, Florida, as it brings heavy rain from Florida to Georgia to the Carolinas.
As of 5 a.m., the storm was about 125 miles south of Destin, Florida, and moving northwest at about 7 mph.
The current projected path shows it will make landfall near Pensacola around 1 p.m. Monday as a subtropical storm, with winds of 65 mph.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River, the unofficial start of the Florida Panhandle, west to the Mississippi/Alabama border.
After making landfall in Florida, the storm will begin to significantly weaken as it tracks through Alabama and into the Tennessee Valley by Tuesday.
The biggest threat will be the heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding well inland and away from the coast.
The heaviest rain will fall along the Gulf Coast where more than a half a foot of rain could accumulate. Parts of Midwest could see more than 3 inches of rain as the remnants move through the area by Wednesday. Flash flooding is possible.