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Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Off The Carolina Coast

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Tropical Storm Alberto formed off the Carolina coast Saturday, May 19, 2012. It is the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Tropical Storm Alberto formed off the Carolina coast Saturday, May 19, 2012. It is the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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MIAMI (CBS4) – The first tropical storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season has formed off the coast of South Carolina with top winds of 45 mph (75 kph).

At 5 p.m. Saturday, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Tropical Storm Alberto was centered about 140 miles (225 km) off Charleston, S.C.

The storm is moving about 3 mph (6kph) to the southwest.

Forecasters predict some strengthening as it moves toward land.

As of 5 p.m. there are no watches or warnings in effect.

Click Here for the CBS Miami Tropics page.

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