Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall in Florida
Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, made landfall Monday afternoon near Laguna Beach, Florida.
Alberto is bringing heavy rain and flash floods along parts of the Florida Panhandle.
Alberto's top winds are 75 kilometers per hour. The storm is expected to dump as much as 30 centimeters of rain on parts of Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
But Alberto is likely to be a fast-moving, short-lived storm. Forecasters predict it will denigrate into what they call a "remnant low" by the time it moves inland toward the Tennessee Valley Tuesday afternoon.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 until the end of November.
Experts predict 10 to 16 named storms this year with up to nine developing into hurricanes, including as many as four major hurricanes.
Last year was an exceptionally busy hurricane season, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastating Puerto Rico, Houston, Texas, and the Florida Gulf Coast.
For Trump, There's Always an Imagined 'New Deal' on the Horizon
Though U.S. President Donald Trump decided Thursday to not hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump has suggested he's open to talks down the road, if relations improve. That offer of new talks is part of a pattern for Trump when it comes to negotiations. And it's something that has had mixed results.
When Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, he was quick to add that he'd love to renegotiate a, quote, "better deal" with the Iranians.
"They are going to want to make a new and lasting deal. When they do, I am ready, willing, and able."
Trump made similar comments when he withdrew from the Paris climate accord last year, when he pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, and when he reversed the Obama administration's warming of relations with Cuba.
Most recently, Trump said the same thing when he walked away from planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
It's classic Trump. As a real estate developer, Trump regularly talked up the value of walking away from the table.
But what works in real estate, doesn't necessarily work in complex international negotiations.
Supporters say Trump is just waiting for a better deal for the American people. But so far - whether it's Iran, the Paris climate accords, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership - no new deals have emerged.
It's too soon to say whether the tactic will work with North Korea.