Potential Tropical Storm ‘Alberto’ Expected To Move Into the Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center said that the concern for the Houston area is low at the moment

A National Hurricane Center image of a potential tropical depression unfolding and moving into the Gulf of Mexico on May 22nd, 2018.

The National Hurricane Center on Tuesday said it was monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that was expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico later  in the week. However, the NHC added that there was “low concern” for the Houston area. 

By Tuesday noon the disturbance had a 40 percent chance of developing into  Tropical Storm “Alberto” over the upcoming five days, the NHC said. It also recommended that those with Memorial Day weekend plans kept an eye on the weather in case the situation changed.

Although hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1, tropical storms occasionally form before then.