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Wednesday morning Tropics check (08/16/2017)

Tropics check (08/16/2017)
Hurricane Gert track (08/16/2017)
Posted at 5:59 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 08:50:33-04

MIDWAY, FL (WTXL) -- The tropics are quite active right now with three areas of interest in the Atlantic. Also, we are still monitoring Hurricane Gert although it is not a threat for the American coast. 

Hurricane Gert is now located 300 miles northwest of Bermuda. It is expected to stay off land and continue traveling to the northeast at 20 mph. Gert has Category 1 sustained winds of 90 mph at this point in time.

There are three waves that recently pushed off the coast of Africa. The westernmost area is located 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The system has been given a 40% chance of developing into something more over the next 5 days. The first wave will likely move into the Caribbean Sea.

The next area with a 40% chance is located 600 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Finally, just off Africa's coast a wave has been given a 40% chance over the next several days. The last two waves are anticipated to travel north of the Lesser Antilles. At this point in time, it is too soon to forecast how these areas will develop. 

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You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW. 

-- Storm Team Meteorologist Valerie Mills