Second tropical storm forms

tropical9-4-8amHOLT, Fla., Sept. 4, 2019—Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed early this morning over the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

This is the seventh named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.

For the next 5 days, Gabrielle is forecast to move generally northwestward.

Estimated sustained winds are at 50 mph.

During the entire forecast period, Gabrielle is forecast to remain in a marginally favorable environment for growth, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As a result, only slight strengthening is forecast through 72 hours.

The small area of low pressure located just east of Bermuda is expected to show some development and a tropical depression could form during the next couple of days as the disturbance moves away from Bermuda.

Afterward that period, the NHC doesn’t expect any more strengthening.

The tropical wave expected to emerge later today over the far eastern tropical Atlantic has finally shown up on the west African coast.

Environmental conditions are forecast to become mostly favorable for development late this week and this system has the potential to become a tropical depression during the weekend or early next week, according to the NHC.

Tropical Storm Fernand is just off the coast of Mexico with 50 mph winds.

It is not expected to strengthen before making landfall in about 12 hours.

As for Hurricane Dorian, it will remain off the eastern coast of the United States, according to the NHC.

Hurricane warnings stretch along the central-to-northeastern coast of Florida, parts of Georgia, all of South Carolina and into North Carolina.

Dorian’s winds are now 105 mph making it a category 2 storm.


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