South Doused With Heavy Rain From Remnants of Alberto

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The remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto are on the move northward, and will bring a day of showers from Wednesday evening through Thursday to our area. Heavy rain triggered landslides at the dam and along Interstate 40, which was closed near Asheville.

Alberto is the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season and is only the ninth named storm on record to make landfall in the USA prior to June 1, widely regarded as the beginning of hurricane season.

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Alabama Power Co. said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday, most in the Birmingham area. Numerous outages were caused by trees rooted in soggy soil falling across utility lines. About 6,000 more customers are without power around Montgomery. At one point Alabama Power reported 28,000 customers without service, a lot of them in Jefferson and Shelby counties.

Alberto will probably weaken through Tuesday as it moves northward to the Tennessee Valley and then into the Ohio Valley, finally withering into a "remnant low pressure storm" by Tuesday evening, with winds around 25 miles per hour (40 kph), Roth said. And while forecasters said the subtropical depression could dump several inches (centimeters) of rain inland, few major problems have been reported so far.

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Subtropical storm Alberto rolled ashore Monday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle before quickly weakening to a depression.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg issued a flash flood warning late Tuesday night for McDowell County in western North Carolina until early Wednesday.

Authorities did not directly attribute any deaths or injuries immediately to Alberto.

In North Carolina, a television news anchor and a photojournalist were killed instantly on Monday while covering the weather, when a tree became uprooted from rain-soaked ground and toppled onto their SUV, authorities said.

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