Tropical Depression Eight forms in Atlantic

Tropical depression forecast to become Tropical Storm Gert today

Tropical Storm Gert expected to form

MOBILE, AL - The Gulf of Mexico is quiet, but there is now a tropical depression in the Atlantic- northwest of Puerto Rico and north of Hispaniola.

Tropical Storm Gert is now roughly 500 miles off the coast of Florida and is making her way north-northwest through the Atlantic at about 10 mph.

The area of low pressure we have been tracking in the Atlantic Ocean is now Tropical Depression Eight.

The depression had winds of 35 miles per hour.

After a brief break in the rain for most of Acadiana on Sunday widespread scattered showers and storms will return Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Winds this morning were 35 miles per hour. Strengthening is likely over the next few days; peaking at strong tropical storm or category one hurricane strength mid-week. It's expected to remain east of the United States.

There's also another tropical wave that forecasters are watching as of Sunday morning.

The 2017 hurricane season officially began June 1 and ends November 30.

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