A Stormy Monday

Alberto weakens a bit as it moves over land but the severe weather continues over the South.

Almost on cue, Alberto made landfall over Florida Monday with winds topping 60 miles an hour, kicking up angry waves and dangerous rip currents. As predicted, the storm pounded the panhandle with torrential rains. But even with the forecast calling for severe wet weather, plenty of residents were still thrown by the storm’s intensity. Alberto’s outer bands stretch all the way to the Carolina, where a local TV anchor and photojournalist were killed when strong winds brought a large tree down onto their van. But the storm has weakened as it moves over land. It’s got the southeast in its sights, heading towards Alabama and western Georgia.