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Tropical Storm Gert expected to strengthen, timing here

14 August 2017

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. Tropical Depression 8 (TD 8) formed from what was Invest 99L Saturday evening around 10 PM CDT.

If wind speed grows to 39 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center it would become Tropical Storm Gert.

99L is now moving northwest and might gather strength as upper-level winds become more favorable for its development over the weekend.

The depression is expected to develop into a tropical storm on Sunday.

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The low is forecast to move northwestward and then northward through the weekend, and then turn to the northeast away from the United States early next week. We are a few weeks from the height of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is around September 10th.

The chance of formation over the next two day is at 60%, and 70% over the next five days.

The next named storm that forms in the Atlantic will be Gert.

Tropical Storm Gert expected to strengthen, timing here