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Originally published Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 5:11 AM

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Tropical Storm Alberto expected to stay offshore

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving southeastward as it spins off the coast of Florida.

The Associated Press

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MIAMI —

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving southeastward as it spins off the coast of Florida.

Alberto's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 kph) early Monday with little change in strength expected.

The storm is centered about 100 miles (165 kilometers) east-northeast of St. Augustine, Fla. Alberto is moving south-southeast near 5 mph (7 kph) but is expected to turn northeastward Monday night and Tuesday.

On its current track, Alberto is expected to stay offshore of the Carolinas and Georgia coast.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, a tropical depression south of Mexico is expected to strengthen. The depression's maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 kph) but it's expected to reach tropical storm strength later in the day. It's centered about 520 miles (835 kilometers) south of Acapulco, Mexico.

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