Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

Tropical Storm Alberto
Tropical Storm Alberto

SEBASTIAN – Tropical Storm Alberto is forming over the Gulf of Mexico that could bring rain, but forecasters are mixed on what impact it will bring to Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Vero Beach.

“A tropical storm is likely to form in the eastern Gulf this weekend and track generally northward. Regardless of development, very heavy rain and flooding are possible for portions of South FL this weekend,” the National Weather Service said.

As of Thursday at 8 a.m., forecasters predict that Sebastian and Vero Beach will get up to half an inch of rain between 4 and 7 p.m. when the storm makes it way into Florida. But even that could change by Saturday.

It’s also too early to make predictions as this system could move farther west. The chances of this tropical depression developing over the next five days are up to 80 percent, according to the National Weather Service.

The projected paths of this system range from Louisiana to the west coast of Florida.

For now, I wouldn’t give up your weekend plans. The tropical storm may bring some rain to our area, but very minimal.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.