Tropical depression forecast to become Tropical Storm Gert today

Tropical Depression 8

Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have their eyes on two disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which is situated just off the east coast of Florida.

The depression had winds of 35 miles per hour. It is expected to be pushed off to the east by a non-tropical system on Tuesday or Wednesday according to AccuWeather, and is not seen as a direct threat to the US coast.

If named, the storm will become Tropical Storm Gert.

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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.

"At this time, the more likely scenario is for the tropical system to stay offshore", AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said in a report.

A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, followed by a turn to the north-northeast on Monday. It has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next five days.

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That said, environmental conditions are expected to be good enough to allow Eight to become a tropical storm on Sunday, and it should strengthen as it moves northward in the western Atlantic.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.

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