Subtropical Storm Alberto, packing 40 mph winds, has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Gulf of Mexico.
Alberto is moving north, northeast at 6 mph through the Gulf of Mexico and expected to gradually strengthen. It is forecast to move toward the northern Gulf Coast, making landfall late Sunday or early Monday.
Southeast Florida remains out of the direct impacts, but the outer rain bands extend hundreds of miles from the center, so flooding/tornado threat exists.
11am Friday adv. Subtropical Storm Alberto. Moving NNE 6 mph. A slow motion northward motion is expected through the weekend. SE Florida remains out of the direct impacts, but the outer rain bands extend hundreds of miles from the center. so flooding/tornado threat exists @WPTV pic.twitter.com/HOMSQkm2ap
— Steve Weagle (@SteveWeagleWPTV) May 25, 2018
TIMELINE FOR IMPACT ON SOUTH FLORIDA
Saturday: Cloudy morning with rain squalls from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Rain squalls and gusty winds all day. Winds of 20 mph to 30 mph Sunday, but stronger winds in the squalls.
Monday: Rain squalls and gusty south winds.
Total rain of 2 to 4 inches through Monday with a flood and/or tornado watch possible at any time.