Alberto is maintaining itself as a strong tropical storm while very close to landfall. NHC has finally admitted that Alberto stands little chance of reaching hurricane strength. While some convection has developed near the center, it is not enough to help the storm because a hurricane considering the amount of dry air it has ingested.
All of the rain remains focused around the Big Bend area of Florida, southeast Georgia, and the east Florida coast. This doesn't seem like a particularly dangerous storm and damage should not be high on the mainland. However, this is a great dry run for residents of the Southeast for the coming season. Ok, maybe a great wet run. Minor details.