Alberto is now a subtropical depression as it plows through Alabama today. For several hours this morning the storm spilled copious amounts of rainfall on the state. Flash flooding occurred in several counties earlier this morning. A flash flood watch does remain in effect until this evening. The saturating rainfall coupled with strong winds has resulted in trees toppling over – and that means downed power lines. Alabama Power Company says at one point today almost 12-thousand residents were without electricity in Central Alabama. Most of those customers now have their power back on.
As the storm makes its way north, more rain can be expected, though once it has passed over, showers will not be as intensely concentrated. However, thundershowers are expected to redevelop throughout the day. So far, no injuries from the storm have been reported in Alabama.