Tropical Depression 8 has formed east of the Bahamas late this evening. At 11pm Saturday, sustained winds were at 35 mph and TD 8 was moving NNW at 13 mph. The system is expected to become our 7th named storm of the season, Gert by early Sunday morning. The good news is that Gert should stay well east of the U.S. mainland, moving just west of Bermuda before moving into the north Atlantic by the middle of next week.
The rest of the Atlantic basin remains quiet for now.