Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

Dalma Samora 14 walks against the winds of Subtropical Storm Alberto as it passes by the west coast of Cuba in La Palma Cuba

US Mississippi Florida Declare Emergency Over Subtropical Storm Alberto REUTERS Alexandre Meneghini

Forecasters at the National Weather Service warn that storms will be in effect from 8 a.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday.

On Thursday, there were severe storms that blasted from the Midwest to the East Coast.

Subtropical storm Alberto formed over near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday and is tracking north, threatening to bring with it strong winds, rain and flooding to the Gulf Coast. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Strengthening is expected for the next 72 hours, according to the NHC. It has winds of 40 miles per hour and is stationary.

"A turn toward the north is expected later [Friday night], with a faster motion toward the north expected Saturday through Sunday".

EXPLAINER: Why is Alberto only subtropical?

The center of Alberto may hit land somewhere between Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle late Monday, but its bands of heavy rain will spread all across the Florida peninsula and into the Southeast.

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Along the coast there is going to be approximately three to six inches of rain.

Many times subtropical storms transform into true tropical storms or hurricanes.

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. The biggest impacts from Alberto are set to arrive on Monday, Memorial Day, into Tuesday. The system is expected to stay to the west of South Florida as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico.

Jacksonville and surrounding areas should not anticipate high winds and tidal flooding with Alberto's passage. This will increase the potential for FLASH FLOODING so make sure you have a way to receive warnings in case they occur and AVOID DRIVING ON FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Those winds will also kick up surf that could cause rip currents along the entire Gulf of Mexico shoreline over the holiday weekend.

A hotel owner in Panama City Beach, Florida has said people are cancelling because of the weather and room reservations are down by 20 per cent.

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