Tropical Depression Eight forms in Atlantic

Tropical wave moves northwest toward US; but landfall unlikely

Tropical Depression Eight

A disturbance about 300 miles east of the Turks and Caicos Islands could develop into a tropical depression over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said Friday night (Aug. 11).

A tropical depression in the western Atlantic is expected to become a tropical storm later today.

Gert has sustained winds of 40mph and gusts up to 50mph.

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

99L is now moving northwest and might gather strength as upper-level winds become more favorable for its development over the weekend. The hurricane center's forecast said Jova would continue to weaken and likely dissipate Sunday.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.

A tropical depression formed off the coast of the Bahamas has a relatively low chance of impacting Central Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. 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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