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Subtropical storm Alberto forms in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 12:33 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 16:39:21Z
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the Gulf
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the Gulf

Subtropical Storm Alberto, packing 40 mph winds, has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Gulf of Mexico. 

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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.

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.