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Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

26 May 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto formed on Friday morning just east of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, and it's expected to eventually strengthen as it spins north across the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

Technically, hurricane season begins June 1, but the first cyclone of the year has already arrived.

"On Monday, there is more of chance of thunderstorms", said Kennedy, stating those storms will be more from the traditional summertime clashing of sea breezes along the Interstate 75 corridor.

Each list has 21 names, leaving out Q, U, X, Y and Z. If there are more than 21 named storms, the rest will be indicated by Greek letters.

About four to six inches are expected for the greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas, with three to four inches expected for Palm Beach County.

Friday, Governor Rick Scott met with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford and Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas to prepare for upcoming impacts from Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto
Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

Typically water temperatures need to be at least 80 degrees for a tropical storm to form. Rip current threats will also increase along the Gulf coast.

"Alberto could bring tropical storm conditions and storm surge to portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast later this weekend and early next week", the hurricane center said.

If it upgrades into a tropical storm with winds at or greater than 39 miles per hour, it will receive the name "Alberto". In contrast to a tropical storm or hurricane, where the strongest winds are at the center, a subtropical storm can have the most powerful winds far from the core.

Memorial Day is the traditional beginning of beach season, but the weather service issued warnings about risky currents along the Gulf Coast during the holiday period. The coastal Carolinas and southern Florida are expected to have more rain.

In fact, latest estimates put the totals anywhere between 6 and 12 inches of rain through Tuesday of next week.

Severe storms on Thursday raged from Minnesota to Georgia, creating flooding and damaging trees and homes.

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Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto