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Tropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall in Tampico, Mexico

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Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall near Tampico, Mexico on Thursday just as the sun was coming up. The storm is forecast to continue to track inland over Mexico, resulting in an easing of impacts across the Texas Gulf Coast. Here is the latest data on this tropical weather maker as well as a severe situation that is unfolding for Texas' neighbor to the west as New Mexico grapples with wildfires.

Latest on Tropical Storm Alberto

Alberto is now distinguished as the first named tropical storm of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially got its start on June 1 and will continue through November 30.

The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph when it came on shore in Mexico, putting it slightly over the 39 mph or greater designation needed for the label of a tropical storm. The system continues to dump rain over northeastern Mexico and part of South Texas as it pushes inland and weakens.


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