Published: August 13,2017
Tropical Storm Gert has formed a few hundred miles north of the Bahamas and is likely to strengthen further well off the U.S. East Coast into early this week.
Current Storm Status
Relatively low vertical wind shear and warm ocean temperatures should allow this system to undergo some modest strengthening in the near term before stronger winds aloft arrive in a couple of days.
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The good news is that this system will be no direct threat to either the United States or Bermuda as it moves north and then northeast early this week.
That is because it will be sandwiched between the western periphery of high pressure in the central Atlantic and an incoming cold front across the eastern U.S.
Projected Path and Intensity
Elsewhere in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center has highlighted a new area of interest near the coast of Africa for a medium chance of development in the next five days.
This system will bear watching as it moves west-northwest through the week ahead toward an atmospheric environment that could be hospitable to development.
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