National Hurricane Center

Parts of Southwest Florida under Tropical Storm Warning tonight from Alberto

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Saturday morning.

“As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring,” Scott said in a statement.

The Subtropical Storm formed in the western Caribbean Sea Friday morning.

Alberto brings the threat of flooding, strong winds, and tornadoes to Southwest Florida.

Subtropical Storm Alberto Severe Weather Warning

NBC 2 issued a SEVERE WEATHER FIRST ALERT for Saturday because of flood and tornado risk.

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The storm is currently moving 13mph North through the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as of the 8 p.m. advisory, according to the National Hurricane Center.

According to NBC2, Alberto will not make landfall in Southwest Florida but a tropical storm warning is in effect until further notice.

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The subtropical storm is expected to bring wind gust of tropical storm force over 39 mph.

Gov. Scott urged Floridians to watch the weather closely and make a plan.

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