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Tropical Storm Alberto, first named storm of season, makes landfall in Mexico

Tropical Storm Alberto forecast track (8 am 06/20/2024)
Posted at 4:57 PM, Jun 17, 2024

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Storm Alberto — previously known as Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) One — has organized well enough to become the first Tropical Storm of the season.

Tropical Storm Alberto has peak winds of 45 mph. The storm has made Landfall 25 miles north of Tampico, Mexico on Thursday morning.

Heavy rain will affect areas in northeast Mexico and much of southern Texas through the next couple of days. Gusty winds and storm surge-triggered water level increases have occurred along the Texas coastline as far north as the Galveston Bay area.

This storm is not forecast to have direct effects on the Florida Big Bend or state line regions.