Tropical Depression No. 8 Expected To Become Tropical Storm

Tropical wave moves northwest toward US; but landfall unlikely

Tropical wave moves northwest toward US; but landfall unlikely

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. It is expected to curve away from the east coast and remain between the United States and Bermuda.

The depression is now sporting wind speeds of 35 miles per hour and is moving north-northwest at around 14 miles per hour.

Conditions are gradually becoming more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next day or two. In about 4 days it will become an extra tropical storm in the north Atlantic.

The disturbance is forecast to move northwestward through the weekend and to turn northeastward - away from the USA coast - early next week.

A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, followed by a turn to the north-northeast on Monday. It is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Gert sometime on Sunday.

A tropical wave that has just moved off the coast of Africa has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next five days as it moves westward.

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