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The Latest: Alberto still going strong as it approaches the Coast of the Gulf

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida. – The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times are local):

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Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, in the direction of the expected landfall sometime Monday on the northern Coast of the Gulf.

Although the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until Friday, Alberto has become the first named storm of this year, the throwing of disorder in the long holiday weekend plans along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 a.m. EDT Monday that Alberto was maintaining its strength as it approached the Florida panhandle and was centered about 115 miles (185 km) south-west of Panama City. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km / h) as it approached the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The Hurricane Center says a tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida’s Anclote River to the Suwannee River.

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11:31 pm

Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, in the direction of the expected landfall sometime Monday on the northern Coast of the Gulf.

Although the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until Friday, Alberto has become the first named storm of this year, the throwing of disorder in the long holiday weekend plans along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

At 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, Alberto was centered about 205 miles (330 kilometers) west of Tampa and had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph (100 km / h) as it approached the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida’s Anclote River to the Suwannee River.

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