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First tropical storm of the season, Alberto, forms off the coast of SC with 45 mph top winds
MIAMI (AP) ' The first tropical storm of the season has formed off the coast of South Carolina with top winds of 45 mph (75 kph).
Forecasters say tropical storm Alberto was centered about 140 miles (225 km) off Charleston, S.C. on Saturday afternoon.
It was moving about 3 mph (6kph) to the southwest.
Some strengthening was possible.