Here's Alberto, the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season


  • Photo via NWS Orlando
Arriving a week before the official start of 2018 hurricane season, subtropical storm Alberto is here, says the National Hurricane Center.

The first named storm of the season, which is currently creeping northeast at 6 mph just south of Cozumel, Mexico, won't impact Florida directly, but it'll pretty much guarantee a wet and sloppy Memorial Day weekend. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is featuring sustained maximum winds of 40 mph and is expected to continue its northern slog until Monday, where it will likely make a hard turn to the northwest into the north-central Gulf coast.
Essentially a "subtropical" system just means it lacks the ability to quickly increase in strength and form into a hurricane.

However, this does mean Orlando now has a 70 to 80 percent chance of rain on Memorial Day.

Thanks, Alberto.

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