Alberto is First Named Storm of Atlantic Season


Despite still being a little under a week away from the beginning of the Hurricane Season on June 1, the Atlantic basin has its first named storm of the season.

The National Hurricane Centre based in Miami says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now subtropical storm Alberto.

Alberto had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour earlier today and was located 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico.

The storm was moving north-northeast at six miles per hour.

It’s expected to bring heavy rain to the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast throughout the weekend.

Tropical Storm Alberto is not considered a threat to Jamaica.

Weather forecasters are expecting a slightly above average hurricane season this year.