Tropical storm forms west of Mexico, but quickly weakens

Tropical wave moves northwest toward US; but landfall unlikely

As of the 5pm advisory, Gert was located north of the Bahamas with maximum sustained wind speeds of 40 miles per hour and was traveling north northwest at 10 miles per hour. Strengthening is likely over the next few days; peaking at strong tropical storm or category one hurricane strength mid-week.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting tropical storm strength by Sunday night, which will make tropical storm Gert, the seventh named storm of the season.

Gert is expected to move northwest, parallel with, but not close to, the east coast of the US until late Tuesday or early Wednesday, when a non-tropical system will push it to the northeast and absorb it, reports AccuWeather.

As of the last advisory Tropical Depression Eight was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and was moving to the north-northwest at 14 mph.




The storm will turn north late Sunday and eventually turn towards the northeast Monday.

Conditions are gradually becoming more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next day or two.

The biggest effects will be increased surf and rip current along the US Eastern Seaboard.

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