Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Off The Carolina Coast

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.

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