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Tropical Storm Alberto forms, heavy rain likely in Charleston area through Memorial Day

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean (National Hurricane Center)

Expect lots of rain around the Charleston area through the middle of next week, as newly formed Tropical Storm Alberto pushes northward.

Before the National Hurricane Center announced the formation of Alberto Friday, conditions to the south and east were already shaping up to bring lots of moisture to the Lowcountry, keeping it muggy with plenty of rain chances, according to ABC News 4 meteorologist Emily Gracey.

Friday and Saturday will be drier, with chances for isolated showers and thunderstorms, but rain chances will increase starting Sunday as Alberto heads north from the Caribbean.

Alberto will spread wet weather across parts of the southeast through Wednesday or Thursday, Gracey says. The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast between Penascola, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, but the exact track and intensity of the storm are still uncertain.

Temperatures will generally be close to average in the afternoons with highs in the middle 80s, but overnight lows will be on the warm side hovering in the lower 70s.

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