As Alberto Moves On, Chance For Another Gulf System Rises

Photo: National Hurricane Center

As Alberto makes landfall Thursday, the National Hurricane Center continues to watch the same area where the first named storm formed for the possibility of another tropical system.

"A broad area of low pressure is forecast to form over southeastern Mexico and northern Central America on Friday. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development after this system moves over the Bay of Campeche on Saturday, and a tropical depression could form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this weekend while it moves slowly west-northwestward or northwestward," said the NHC.

Forecasters also continue to watch an area of low pressure that could develop into a tropical depression as it moves closer to the coasts of Florida and Georgia.

There are no direct impacts to Louisiana anticipated with either system.

The National Weather Service office in Slidell says the indirect impacts from Alberto for coastal Louisiana, including gusty winds and flooding, could linger into Friday.

The high tide on Wednesday morning swamped roads in Grand Isle, Golden Meadow, and Leeville. Parts of State Highway 46 in St. Bernard Parish were impassable because of high water.

First Named Tropical Storm Of The Season, Alberto Brings Coastal Flooding To Gulf Coast In Texas

A driveway leading to a home seen is covered in floodwater on June 19, 2024 in Surfside Beach, Texas caused by Alberto.Photo: Brandon Bell / Getty Images News / Getty Images

Alberto has turned into a tropical depression as it brings heavy rain to Mexico.

The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has been dumping rain on the Texas Coast, and made landfall early Thursday on the northeast coast of Mexico, where at least three people have already been killed.

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