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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pre-season Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the Caribbean

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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As of late morning, the National Hurricane Center had issued a special statement on "Alberto." Maximum sustained winds were 40 mph, it was moving to the north-northeast at 6 mph, and was about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico. On this forecast track, "Alberto" is expected to pass near the eastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula Friday night, be near the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning, emerge over the southeast Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night, and approach the north-central Gulf Coast by Memorial Day Monday.

Locally, our forecast now includes a "Flash Flood Watch" through Saturday evening (this is NOT in association with "Alberto). A very moist air mass is in place over the central Gulf. Lake and sea breeze boundaries Friday will be slow moving and will allow for focused heavy rainfall at times over the next 24 hours.

Otherwise, Friday is expected to be a sun/cloud mix, giving way to increasing cloud cover, with a 70% to 80% coverage of rain and thunderstorm in the afternoon. You will feel "somewhat" cooler temps, with a high of 87°. Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy, with scattered rain and a low of 70°. Saturday, there will be a 70% to 80% coverage of showers/storms (Flash Flood Watch remains in effect) and a high in the mid/upper 80°s.

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