Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic
Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 13:45:26-04

(RNN) – Harvey became the eighth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Harvey is 250 miles from Barbados with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Harvey is moving west at 18 mph.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica is under a tropical storm watch.

The storm is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday before it hits Central America, from southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Of course, the path could change.

The National Hurricane Center also is watching two systems lined up behind Harvey.

Gert is fizzling out in the north Atlantic and is downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

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