JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tropical storm warnings are now in effect for much of Florida's west coast.
This continues to support the forecast for our area.
TheSubtropical Storm Alberto continues to move north into the Gulf of Mexico and although Jacksonville remains out of the "cone of concern" it does not mean the First Coast will escape its impacts.
Sunday still remains to be the wettest and windiest day for us as we'll begin to see Alberto's rain bands push across the region from south to north. Our main storm window is between 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Progressing throughout the day, the heaviest rainfall totals will likely be to the west. Thunderstorms may be severe at times, with a few being able to produce an isolated tornado.
As of now, widespread wind damage is not expected from Alberto, but rather any wind damage threat will come from the stronger thunderstorms. The bigger threat remains to be rainfall - and the flooding potential for creeks and rivers. Also, low lying and poor drainage areas will likely see ponding and street flooding.
We should get a break from the heavy rains by Sunday night through the first half of our Memorial Day. Plenty of tropical moisture will be around from Alberto, so expect another round of showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon.
Rain chances persist through much of the upcoming week. Think warm, muggy mornings with plenty of afternoon thunderstorms into Wednesday & Thursday.