Tropical Depression 8 (TD 8) formed from what was Invest 99L Saturday evening around 10 PM CDT.
Meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center have their eyes on two disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which is situated just off the east coast of Florida. The system was moving at about 13 miles per hour.
At this time, it is not expected to threaten the United States.
Given Gert's movement and forecast, the Canadian maritime provinces and Bermuda will also be spared a direct impact, meaning Gert will essentially be a fish storm - a tropical system only moving over water throughout its lifespan.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm later Sunday.
That wave has just moved off the coast of Africa and is expected to move westward over the next few days. It has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next five days.
At the moment, it appears this alleyway will set up far enough east that the USA would avoid any direct impacts, but increased surf along the East Coast is possible.
We are getting into the peak of the hurricane season.