Tropical Depression 8 Forms in the Atlantic

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

Tropical Depression Eight will attempt to strengthen into the newest tropical storm offshore of the southeastern United States in the coming day or two.

Now located roughly 150 miles northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the disturbance, referred to by the NHC as 99L, has organized since yesterday, becoming better defined and producing more rain.

The next name on the list is Gert if Eight becomes a tropical storm.

The environment around this storm is improving, with less wind shear and dry air, but these still not ideal conditions should keep Tropical Depression Eight from getting too strong.

Tropical Depression 8 has formed in the western Atlantic and is expected to become Tropical Storm Gert on Sunday.

Regardless of the depression remaining offshore, the non-tropical system set to whisk it away from the US will first enhance the risk for flash flooding in the southeastern USA early this week.

Is it anything to worry about on the East Coast?

Even though 99L should not approach the east coast, its effects could still be felt in the form of rough waters and an increased risk for rip currents.

It has been a disorganized system for the most part, but that could be beginning to change.

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