Tropical Storm Gert expected to form

Tropical Depression 8

Tropical Depression 8

At 5 a.m., the center of Tropical Depression No. 8 was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southern Bahamas. It is now moving north-northwest at 13 miles per hour. Although there may be some high surf on the coastline this week, the heavy rains and winds of the storm will stay well offshore. While the system is forecast to become a tropical storm the current forecast track keeps it away from the east coast and out to sea.

A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, and to the north-northeast on Monday.

There's also another tropical wave that forecasters are watching as of Sunday morning. It only has a 20 percent chance of tropical development within the next five days, but there are favorable conditions that could help it strengthen in the next few days.

Previously dubbed Invest 99L, this system has become a little better defined and the shower and thunderstorm activity has increased, allowing the upgrade to Tropical Depression Eight.

We are getting into the peak of the hurricane season.

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