Tropical Storm Gert forms east of the Bahamas

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Tropical Storm Gert forms east of the Bahamas

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

The U.S. based National Hurricane Center said, "Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour [55 km/h] with higher gusts".

The next name on the list is Gert if Eight becomes a tropical storm.

The tropical depression east of the Bahamas will likely be designated a tropical storm later on Sunday.

The low pressure area off the coast of Florida is now moving north and is given a slight, 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

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

The depression is expected to develop into a tropical storm on Sunday. An increased threat of rip currents and high surf will be possible Tuesday, but the rain and wind fields will stay well off shore.

That wave has just moved off the coast of Africa and is expected to move westward over the next few days.

The latest information from the National Hurricane Center can be found here.

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