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Subtropical Storm Alberto Heads Toward Gulf Coast

26 May 2018

Definitions aside, the impacts of the storm are expected to be serious. There also was a storm surge watch from Horseshoe Beach, Fla., west to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 140 miles from the center.

Check this page for all watches and warnings issued for our area by the National Weather Services and NOAA. Alberto is expected to transition from a subtropical cyclone to a tropical cyclone over the weekend as environmental conditions become more favorable.

Sustained winds have not changed since the 11 a.m. advisory. The barometric pressure was still 1005mb.

As of right now, the storm is expected to stay below hurricane strength.

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The latest tropical storm update was issued by the NHC at 1.30pm EDT on May 24.

Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - was continued roiling toward parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and risky surf on Saturday.

Subtropical Storm Alberto remains disorganized and nearly stationary near the island of Cozumel off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In 2017, the first storm formed April 19.

Harvey battered the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Central America.

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However, those cones only show the projected path of the storm's center. The odds have increased since the storm began brewing.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the system, now centered over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula, is becoming better defined.

The system is now near the Yucatan Peninsula but could develop in the Southern Gulf by Saturday, ABC News reports. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the weather system Friday. The coastal Carolinas and southern Florida are expected to have more rain. The flood watch goes into effect at 2 p.m. Saturday and runs through 8 p.m. Monday. Walton County is not now under a flood watch, according to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, but that could change. The track will determine how much rain we will see. The threat continues to be for periods of heavy rain.

Forecasters from the US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) have said there is a 90% chance tropical storm Alberto will develop the within the next five days.

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Subtropical Storm Alberto Heads Toward Gulf Coast