MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Heavy rain fell across South Florida Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto strengthen as it moved across the Gulf Mexico, putting much of the region under a flood watch.
"Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall with a risk of flooding and flash flooding over western Cuba, the Florida Keys and South Florida," the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.
The National Weather Service extended the flood watch for Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County until 6 p.m. Monday.
The storm was moving north at about 13 mph. Alberto was forecast to make landfall late Sunday or early Monday morning in the Florida Panhandle with some slight strengthening to 60 mph winds.
On Twitter, local and county officials warned residents to avoid flood waters and be on the look out for uprooted trees or downed power lines on the road.
"Remember, never walk into flood waters. Flood waters may contain chemicals and objects that could harm you or make you sick," Miami-Dade County Emergency Management said in a statement.
The area has avoided major flooding for the most part, but several Local 10 viewers sent in photos and videos from their neighborhoods, showing streets and parking lots under a few inches of water.
On Sunday, organizers called off the sea portion of the Miami Beach Air & Sea Show amid heavy rain and rough waters caused by Subtropical Storm Alberto.