1st named storm of 2024 hurricane season is expected to form today and hit the coasts of Tamaulipas

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Potential Tropical Cyclone One is expected to become the first named tropical storm of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season: Alberto. The storm is forecast to reach the coast of northeastern Mexico by late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Heavy rain from this system is already impacting parts of southern Mexico and northern portions of Central America, and portions of Texas are starting to feel it, the NHC said. The system is moving west-northwest and is expected to move further west and pick up speed Wednesday.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Texas coast from San Luis Pass southward to the mouth of the Rio Grande and for the northeastern coast of Mexico.

Forecasters predict considerable flash and urban flooding along with new and renewed river flooding, including potentially life-threatening flooding and mudslides in and near areas of higher terrain across the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas. Swells generated by the disturbance will affect the coast of Louisiana and Texas as well as northeastern Mexico through early Thursday. These swells are likely to cause life threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Meanwhile, forecasters still have their eyes on a low-pressure area off the east coast of Florida with a low chance of development.

“This appears to be a quick-moving and compact low-pressure area that will be moving westward into northeastern Florida or perhaps as far north as southeastern Georgia on Thursday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski said. The storm’s speed limits its development potential but it still could bring more rain, gusty winds and dangerous surf to the southeast Atlantic coast, forecasters said.

Source.- National Hurricane Center.

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