Satellite Imagery Captures Tropical Storm Alberto Swirling in Bay of Campeche

The first tropical storm of the season formed over the Gulf of Mexico and was named Tropical Storm Alberto on the morning of Wednesday, June 19.

Imagery captured by CSU/CIRA & NOAA shows Tropical Storm Alberto swirling in the Bay of Campeche, in the Gulf of Mexico, on Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service warned that the first bands of rain associated with the tropical disturbance had reached the coast in front of San Antonio, Texas, by Wednesday morning.

Weather warnings were in effect for coastal Texas.

The tropical storm was forecast to bring heavy rainfall to Central America, Mexico, and coastal Texas through Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The “very large storm system” would have rain, wind, and flooding impacts “extending far from the center,” the NHC said.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned back in May that this hurricane season could be the worst in decades, according to The Washington Post. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful