Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Off Carolinas
Year's first storm forms before start of hurricane season
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2012 9:48 AM CDT
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1:45am shows clouds off the South Carolina Coast associated with Tropical Storm Alberto.   (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)
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(Newser) – With 12 days left before the official start of hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alberto has formed about 95 miles off the coast of South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Thus far, Alberto isn't expected to make landfall, but he's got his own tropical storm warning and could mean some high winds, waves, rip tides, and rain for the area. He'll likely head out to sea and fizzle, reports the AP.