Tropical Storm Gert expected to strengthen, timing here

Tropical Storm Gert has formed in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gert has formed in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gert is expected to be about midway between Bermuda and North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic but is not expected to make landfall.

As of Sunday evening, TS Gert has winds of 40 MPH and it's center of circulation is 600 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach.

No warnings or watches have been issued at this time.

The latest information from the National Hurricane Center can be found here.

It is located about 260 miles east of the southeastern Bahamas and is expected to become a Tropical Storm by this afternoon. However, well before it reaches the east coast of the is forecast to turn towards the northeast and move out to sea.

Gert is the seventh named Tropical Storm of the 2017 Hurricane Season.

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

Additionally, there is a small area off the coast of Africa with a low chance of development over the next few days.

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