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Rain chances increase to start work week & Tropical Storm Gert has formed

Rain chances increase to start work week & Tropical Storm Gert has formed

As of the last advisory Tropical Depression Eight was located about 310 miles north-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas and was moving to the north-northwest at 14 mph.

The disturbance is forecast to move northwestward through the weekend and to turn northeastward - away from the USA coast - early next week.

After a brief break in the rain for most of Acadiana on Sunday widespread scattered showers and storms will return Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Tropical Depression 8 (TD 8) formed from what was Invest 99L Saturday evening around 10 PM CDT. 300 miles. Increased surf and rip current risks are likely the only impacts we will feel in the East.

The hurricane center said gradual strengthening is expected, and the depression should become Tropical Storm Gert later today.

Over the next few days, Gert will move north-northwest and eventually re-curve out to the open Atlantic.

Gert is the seventh named Tropical Storm of the 2017 Hurricane Season.

The latest information from the National Hurricane Center can be found here.


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