Tropical Storm Alberto formed recently in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, marking the beginning of a predicted active hurricane season, as experts had forecasted. The storm brought strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding to northern Mexico and the coasts of Texas. Particularly heavy rainfall caused mudslides and flash floods, impacting states like Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon in Mexico, where some areas received over 20 inches of rain. Local authorities responded by closing schools, opening shelters, and advising residents to stay informed through civil protection alerts in case of evacuation orders.

In Tampico, a city in Tamaulipas experiencing a severe drought, the rain provided relief from water shortages, though concerns about flooding persisted. As Alberto approached land, warnings were issued along the Texas coast and northeastern Mexico. After making landfall, the storm weakened and dissipated over Mexico by June 21, 2024. Despite this, authorities remained vigilant about coastal flooding, dangerous ocean currents, and the potential for tornadoes or waterspouts, urging caution for residents and travelers alike. The event underscored the active hurricane season predicted by NOAA, stressing the need for readiness and awareness in vulnerable coastal communities. Tropical Storm Alberto posed immediate challenges for Texas and Mexico, highlighting the ongoing risks associated with tropical storms during this heightened season.