Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Saturday and Sunday are less predictable.

Forecast cones show the storm moving between Cuba and Mexico Saturday morning before heading toward the western Florida panhandle and the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. "But we are fairly, highly confident that the main impact is going to be heavy rain, and it could bring enough rains to cause flooding problems".

The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is tracking Alberto.

All eyes are on the Tropics this holiday weekend as we expect a system to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm as it moves north through the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days.

Many times these subtropical storms transform into true tropical cyclones. The chance of rain remains at least at 50 percent through Wednesday.

Since 1995, the Atlantic and Caribbean have seen "very active" seasons, said Bell, as a decades-long climate trend in the Atlantic Ocean has kept water temperatures warmer, contributing to a higher number of storms.

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Conditions above the Gulf will become more favorable for some development through the weekend as this low moves slowly north-northwest toward the north-central Gulf Coast. This heavy rain could lead to flooding in vulnerable areas of Southwest Florida.

Forecasters have noted that the flash flood watch may need to be expanded northward later. For many parts of the region it's already the second wettest month of May on record. "The safety of our attendees and performers as our number one priority", she said. And if you encounter flooded areas or areas where water covers/is flowing over a roadway, turn around, don't drown!

Al Sandrick, warning coordination meteorologist for National Weather Service in Jacksonville, has said this week that residents should not be focused on whether it gets a name or not. 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. Highs stay in the 70s and lower 80s. That's just below tropical storm strength. Wind gusts and rough seas are also expected to increase on Saturday, with possible tornadoes over the weekend.

For now, I wouldn't give up your weekend plans.

Another considerable hazard is rip currents.

As has been repeated all week, regardless of tropical development, heavy rainfall is expected in South Florida through the weekend.

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