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14 August 2017, 12:54 | Katrina Lee
Tropical depression forecast to become Tropical Storm Gert today
A tropical depression in the western Atlantic is expected to become a tropical storm later today.
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. The system had sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 46 miles per hour late Saturday night.
The administration initially predicted that the ocean could see anywhere from 11-17 named tropical storm systems this year.
The system will be in a favorable environment for strengthening over the next few days.
After a brief break in the rain for most of Acadiana on Sunday widespread scattered showers and storms will return Monday and Tuesday afternoon.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30.
The low is forecast to move northwestward and then northward through the weekend, and then turn to the northeast away from the United States early next week. 300 miles. Increased surf and rip current risks are likely the only impacts we will feel in the East.
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Risk for storms through Friday evening
Rain chances are forecast to go back up to around 50% Friday , but decrease back down to 20% for Saturday and Sunday . Skies will be filled with scattered clouds and only a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms today and Saturday .
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