Subtropical Storm Alberto forms, will target US Gulf Coast Memorial Day holiday weekend

www.accuweather.com | 5/25/2018 | Staff
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Storm - Alberto - Yucatan - Peninsula - Gulf

Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed east of the Yucatan Peninsula and is expected to track toward the upper Gulf Coast of the United States this Memorial Day holiday weekend with flooding rain, strong winds and building seas.

As environmental conditions become more conducive for intensification, Alberto is expected to become fully tropical and strengthen as it churns northward through the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

Possibility - System - Hurricane - Monday - Monday

"We cannot rule out the possibility of this system becoming a hurricane before it makes landfall sometime on Monday or Monday night," according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

After initially tracking to the north-northeast, Alberto is expected to churn toward the upper Gulf Coast and make landfall near or in between New Orleans to Panama City, Florida. Other cities that lie in the potential track include Gulfport, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

Regardless - Alberto - Hurricane - Hazards - Residents

Regardless of whether Alberto fails to strengthen into a hurricane, it will still create hazards for residents and vacationers in the southeastern United States this holiday weekend. Flooding downpours will also stream across western Cuba.

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Rain - Wind - Alberto - Seas - Boaters

Rain and wind are expected to increase around Alberto as it strengthens, causing seas to build and become dangerous for boaters and swimmers across the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico. The danger of rip currents may also increase along the Texas coast and the Atlantic Ocean beaches of the Southeast during the holiday weekend.

As the winds push water from the Gulf of Mexico onshore, coastal flooding may result along Florida's west coast and across the upper Gulf...
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