Tropical Storm Alberto Expected to Stay Offshore

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Alberto is holding on to tropical storm strength as
it spins east off the coast of Florida.

Alberto's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph Monday evening with some weakening expected during the next two days.

The storm is centered about 225 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. Alberto is moving east near 8 mph but is expected to turn northeastward sometime in the next two days before fizzling out.

Alberto is expected to stay offshore of the Carolinas and Georgia coast.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, a tropical depression far south of
Mexico's coast is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm. The
depression's maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph.

It is centered about 510 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico.

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