Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018. 3:15 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: This afternoon, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the weather disturbance it has been monitoring for the past few days to sub-tropical storm Alberto.
Alberto is the first named storm of this year’s Hurricane season.
Alberto is located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea just east of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
As of 1:00 p.m. today, Alberto had top winds of 40 miles per hour.
Heavy rains are forecast across Alabama, Georgia and Florida, which could cause flooding in cotton and peanut fields.
On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that this year’s Hurricane season could see 10 to 16 storms. An average year produces 12.
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
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