Tropical Storm 'Gert' Forms in the Atlantic

  • Tropical Storm 'Gert' Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm 'Gert' Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical storm Gert has formed in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Eight would not threaten the USA and stay to the east.

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The depression had winds of 35 miles per hour.

Gert's Likely Track as of Sunday Evening
Sunday Evening Gert conditions Gert's Likely Track as of Sunday Evening

The storm is churning at 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph, moving NNW around 10 mph.

However, a turn to the north and eventually northeast is forecast to begin tonight, which should steer the storm away from the U.S. Gert is the next name on the 2017 list of hurricane names. That disturbance developed into Tropical Depression Eight Saturday evening.

There's also another tropical wave that forecasters are watching as of Sunday morning. The NHC advises that it is still capable of dropping heavy rains on Florida over the next few days, though, even if it doesn't organize.

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