Tropical Depression Eight forms in Atlantic

Tropical wave moves northwest toward US; but landfall unlikely

As of the 11 a.m. advisory, the center was located about 525 miles southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

This storm will likely become Tropical Storm Gert by Sunday night or early Monday. As of Sunday morning the system was weak, but is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by the end of the day.

Gert will not be a big problem for the United States thanks in part to a cold front settling into the southeastern corner of the country.

As of Sunday morning, it was moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour towards the U.

Gert is the seventh named storm of the season and is expected to be relatively short lived. Tropical Depression 8 (TD 8) formed from what was Invest 99L Saturday evening around 10 PM CDT.

Meanwhile, the NHC has started tracking a recently emerged low pressure area off the west coast of Africa with a slight, 20 percent probability of becoming the Atlantic's next tropical cyclone in the next five days. However, well before it reaches the east coast of the U.S.it is forecast to turn towards the northeast and move out to sea.

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