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Tropical Depression Eight forms east of the Bahamas

Tropical Depression Eight forms east of the Bahamas

Located a couple hundred miles north of the Puerto Rico, the disturbance remained messy Friday afternoon but is expected to encounter favorable conditions over the weekend.

The low pressure area off the coast of Florida is now moving north and is given a slight, 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

In an advisory issued at 10 p.m. Saturday, the hurricane center said the tropical depression is heading northwest around 13 miles per hour, blowing maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. 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.

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

Is it anything to worry about on the East Coast?

"Elsewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, the system that attempted to brew just east of Florida late last week lost its chance to develop", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. However, the air that the system is running into will be dry, which might prevent it from organizing.