Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

At 5 p.m. EDT Friday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was located about 85 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph extending outward up to 115 miles from the center. Put simply, Alberto's strongest winds and storms are well to the east of its circulation for right now, but it will likely begin to wrap up and become more centralized as it moves into the Gulf this weekend. It still remains an unorganized mess as it meanders off Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula but is expected to churn northward into the Gulf of Mexico and approach Florida this weekend.

New Orleans is now barely in the cone for possible landfall of Subtropical Storm Alberto.

The National Hurricane Center may have an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft investigate the system on Friday.

Winds will be on the breezy side on Saturday but won't start to peak until Saturday evening when Alberto gets closer.

No matter where the storm shifts, Central Florida will see a wet weekend, said Jessie Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Melbourne office.

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Because of this, the South Shore, Coastal Mississippi, St. Tammany Parish and Southern Tangipahoa Parish are under a flash flood watch.

Stay with Storm Team 3 as we track Alberto this holiday weekend and be sure to download the free WSAV weather app. Compared to the previous full advisory at 10 a.m. Friday, the forecast track shifted east slightly. Some beachfront and riverfront communities are already handing out sandbags.

Heavy rain will be the biggest threat from Invest 90-L for the Tampa Bay area. The record is 16.03 inches in May 1979. Winds on Saturday night and Sunday will be in the 20 to 25 miles per hour range as Alberto gains strength in the northern Gulf.

A subtropical storm is not a 100 percent tropical storm but it is starting to take on those characteristics. In 2015, Tropical Storm Ana formed in early May.

Even though June 1 is generally the start of hurricane season, early storms are not uncommon.

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