Tropical Storm Gert forms in the Atlantic, no threat to United States

Tropical Depression 8

Tropical Depression 8

Daily storm chances will continue, but it appears the highest coverage will come on Monday.

Showers could begin as early as 10AM on Tuesday and last through the evening.

Additionally, there is a small area off the coast of Africa with a low chance of development over the next few days.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting tropical storm strength by Sunday night, which will make tropical storm Gert, the seventh named storm of the season.

Death toll in Egypt train collision rises to 36
Friday's crash was the most recent in a progression of risky mischances that have asserted many lives throughout the years. Right after the collision, Egypt's general prosecutor ordered an urgent investigation into the accident.

Forecast keeps Gert offshore from the east coast of the United States as its tracks towards the North Atlantic. A storm has to have sustained winds of 39 miles per hour to become a tropical storm.

However, the beaches of the Carolina and Virginia could experience some rough seas and rip currents as Gert rides up along the coast this week.

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.

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