The National Hurricane Center says a storm that was being monitored in the Caribbean has officially formed.
On Friday morning, the NHC has tweeted that Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is moving toward the Gulf of Mexico.
NHC will initiate advisories at 11 AM EDT / 10 AM CDT on Subtropical Storm Alberto located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) May 25, 2018
The storm is expected to bring wet weather to South Carolina throughout Memorial Day weekend with the worst of it being Sunday and Monday. The system is expected to stay to the west of Florida as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico.
5/25: 11AM Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the NW Caribbean Sea. Impacts for South Florida remain unchanged as heavy rainfall is expected across South Florida through the weekend #FLwx pic.twitter.com/QOA44fsFJj— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 25, 2018
Heavy rains from Subtropical Storm #Alberto are expected across the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, and southern Florida for the next few days. Heavy rain will likely begin to affect the central Gulf Coast and southeastern US later this weekend. pic.twitter.com/pz13P29VlF— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) May 25, 2018
Alberto is the first official tropical system of the year.
The official 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1.