Alberto closing in on landfall in Florida panhandle

Central Florida could still see heavy rain Monday

By Samara Cokinos - Meteorologist, Danny Treanor - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. -  

Subtropical Storm Alberto is closing in on a landfall Monday in the Florida panhandle. 

It continues to trek north, bringing rain to Florida as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico.

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Friday in anticipation of the storm.

As of 5am Monday morning,  Alberto was moving northwest at 7 mph with sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm is predicted to make landfall near Panama City or Pensacola.

The rain on Sunday morning broke the city's daily rainfall record with 1.17 inches of water. The previous record was set in 1963 by 1.10 inches of rain.

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Memorial Day is expected to begin with some showers and cloudy skies. The rain coverage will increase to 60 percent in the afternoon. Highs will be around 85 degrees.

Rain chances are expected be high for the rest of the week, with some improvement by next weekend.

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