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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.