Flash Flood Emergency Declared in Alabama as Alberto Moves Inland

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Northwest North Carolina as the remnants of subtropical storm Alberto are expected to bring heavy rain to the region.

Alabama - Alberto, the first storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, spawned scattered flooding in Alabama as it weakened into a subtropical depression on Tuesday, a day after two journalists were killed in North Carolina when a tree fell on their auto.

The National Weather Service said a weak tornado briefly touched down Monday in central SC as an outer band from Alberto moved through.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 AM Wednesday for all of the Tennessee Valley.

Among other things, it has left 25,000 people in Alabama without power.

Central North Carolina is in for a mostly wet rest of the week, but the disturbance called Alberto appears to be favoring a route well to the west, forecasters said Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

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As we reported on Tuesday, a local news crew - a reporter and photographer - were killed in North Carolina while covering the storm when a tree fell on their vehicle.

Precipitation totals from the National Weather Service show that Boone has received 9.44 inches of rain this month and will most likely reach double-digit rainfall amounts for the month after this storm rolls through.

Hermond was swept up as he tried to help a shop owner who had escaped flood waters with her cat, police said.

By late Tuesday, Alberto's center was moving over western Kentucky.

Locations alone the Blue Ridge will have the highest rainfall amounts, however most everyone in the High Country should expect to get another inch or two of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The large tree that crushed the TV news vehicle Monday afternoon near Tryon, North Carolina, killed news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, the station said. With the ground being saturated, root systems of trees are weaker.

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