- A low pressure system off the coast of South Carolina became Tropical Storm Alberto Saturday afternoon. - This is the first tropical storm of the season and has sustained winds near 50 miles per hour. - The center is located about 105 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, or about 145 miles east of Savannah, Georgia, as of 11 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday evening. - Alberto is moving to the southwest near 6 miles per hour. - A slow southwest motion is expected through Sunday with a turn to the west-northwest and then the north by Monday.
Tropical Storm Alberto developed on Saturday afternoon off the coast of the Carolinas and has drifted only slowly southwest since then. As of 2 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Alberto was located about 110 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, or about 95 miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia, and has top winds near 45 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Alberto is moving to the west-southwest near 6 miles per hour, and is expected to continue this direction but slow down today, then turn to the northeast on Monday.