Tropical Depression Eight forms in the Atlantic


A disturbance that has been slowly making its way across the Atlantic since last week has organized and gained strength, becoming the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season's eighth tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center reports.

At 11 a.m, Sunday what is labeled tropical depression number 8 was located 525 miles southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles an hour.

This storm will likely become Tropical Storm Gert by Sunday night or early Monday.

The storm is expected to continue to track to the north-northwest today - and toward the U.S. East Coast.

Tropical Depression Eight will take a more northward turn early this week as it rides around the western periphery of a high pressure area off to its east. 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.

There's also another tropical wave that forecasters are watching as of Sunday morning. It is not expected to develop into a hurricane, as conditions will not be conducive for such development, AccuWeather reports.