Many Central Florida counties are expected to start experiencing rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency on Saturday in anticipation of the storm. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for areas of Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard counties.
There are lake wind advisories for Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Orlando, Seminole, and Osceola counties through 9 p/m. on Sunday. Winds are expected to pick up to near 25 mph with gusts closer to 35 mph.
As of Sunday afternoon, the system is moving north at 15 miles per hour. It's expected to make landfall on Monday morning near Pensacola. Here's a county-by-county look at how it could affect where you live:
Lake, Sumter and Marion counties
The National Weather Service forecast said showers are likely on Sunday night with a slight chance of thunderstorms through midnight. Predicted lows are in the mid 70s.
Memorial Day is expected to be mostly cloudy. There will be a chance of showers through late morning, then the rain percentage will increase to 70 percent, including a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Predicted highs are in the mid 80s.
Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties
Rainfall is predicted at 3 to 5 inches, but areas underneath outer rain bands could see up to 7 inches of rainfall.
The National Weather Service stated strong gusts of wind up to 25 miles per hour are possible.
News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said these gusts and rotating storms could potentially lead to tornadoes.
Significant Weather Advisory in effect for Southern Brevard and Eastern Osceola Counties until 3:35 P.M. These Thunderstorms are packing winds of 40 MPH, moving NE at 35 MPH. pic.twitter.com/lNygcE7jC3 — Tom Sorrells (@tomsorrells) May 27, 2018
Flagler, Volusia and Brevard counties:
These coastal counties are predicted to experience the least amount of rainfall, around 1 to 3 inches.
Along the coast, lifeguards flew the red flag on Sunday as rip current risk remained high. Seas were reported as being choppy, ranging between 5 to 9 feet.
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