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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A tropical storm system is headed toward Maryland in the next couple of days. Tropical Storm Alberto formed just off the coast of South Carolina Saturday afternoon and is whipping up winds of up to 60 mph. It is expected to head northeast from there after 24-36 hours and makes its way south of Ocean City.

Alberto is not expected to gain a lot of strength as it moves but it will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms starting Sunday night and into Tuesday, with winds picking up on Monday night. The storm is expected to move away from Maryland on Wednesday.

Alberto is not expected to be as strong as Hurricane Irene.

This early storm would be the first tropical system of the year. Hurricane season typically starts June 1.


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