Alberto becomes the season’s first named storm, a week before it even starts

Location and projected path of Alberto

Alberto, a rare preseason subtropical storm, formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, threatening to slam the Florida Panhandle and northern Gulf Coast with flooding from heavy rain and storm surge early next week.

In a 2 p.m. advisory, forecasters said the storm had stalled about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, with sustained 40 mph winds extending about 115 miles from the storm’s center. The storm is expected to pass near the Yucatán coast Friday night and continue to the north over the weekend before turning to the northwest by Monday as it nears the U.S. coast, increasing in intensity and possibly becoming a hurricane.

Heavy rain remains the storm’s biggest threat, with the Keys expected to get four to eight inches. Up to 12 inches could fall in some locations. Cuba and the Yucatán Peninsula could get 10 to 15 inches, with up to 25 inches in harder hit locations, increasing the risk of dangerous flash floods.

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4 Comments

  1. "Go to Hell"
    May 27, 2018

    I guess more police officers have been assigned to give security to Skerrit, so in the event the storm makes landfall, they (those officers) could put a mattress over his head to protect him, like they did during Maria according to Skerrit. But too bad for the rest with their tapolin roof. Melissa and his children are safe in NY and so to is Tony’s wife and her son. For the rest of us he already told us to go to hell even if he gives us a $100 to buy our ticket to hell

  2. Hope
    May 25, 2018

    Woy…..let me go put some more nails in my tarpaulin….. Ebeh…. :-D

  3. Hope
    May 25, 2018

    Woy…..haha……let me go put some nails in my tarpaulin eh….ebeh

  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 25, 2018

    For the hurricane letter that starts with S it should be named skeritt ????

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