Alberto forms in the tropics, headed for the Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Centers says that Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

Forecasters will issue the first advisory for the system at 10:00am.An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low this afternoon.

The Hurricane Center previously said:

Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week.  This system could also bring tropical-storm-force winds and storm surge to portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late this weekend or early next week.  In addition, the threat of rip currents will steadily increase along the Gulf Coast from Florida westward to Louisiana over the Memorial Day weekend.

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