ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Potential Tropical Cyclone One is finally organized enough to become Tropical Storm Alex as of early Sunday morning officially.
The 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center says the storm is producing sustained winds of 70 mph and has picked up some speed moving east-northeast at about 28 mph.
In the next 12-24 hours, Tropical Storm Alex is expected to continue with further acceleration to the northeast before gradually turning to the east-northeast and east between Monday and Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Alex is likely at its peak strength as it moves into an unfavorable environment. Expect weakening to start within the next 24 hours.
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The National Hurricane Center is still collecting data and doing additional model runs to get a better understanding of the system. The system is expected to bring heavy rainfall across Bermuda through Monday, producing 2 to 3 inches of rain.