The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to sidestep the East Coast and weaken over the coming days.
Tropical Storm Alberto is a small storm currently swirling far off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.
The storm is moving east, away from the eastern coast of the United States.
As Alberto continues moving eastward, it will encounter plentiful wind shear and dry air that should force the storm to weaken and dissipate over the next two to three days.
While Alberto is not a threat to land, the storm signals an early start to the Atlantic hurricane season which officially begins on June 1.