Gert is Second Hurricane of the Season

Hurricane Gert Satellite
Hurricane Gert Satellite

Hurricane Gert is the second hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. It’s halfway between the Carolinas and Bermuda, currently heading northeastward, and likely to head back out to the north-central Atlantic without striking any land or islands. Gert is the 7th named storm of this Atlantic hurricane season. Of the 7 named storms, the other one that became a hurricane was Hurricane Franklin which struck Mexico.

In the far eastern Atlantic are several weak tropical disturbances- routine for mid-August. They are all moving westward and one may in the next 5 days become a tropical depression. There are no signs of any tropical threat to us.

Stay tuned to News 5 on-air, online at where you can use our interactive hurricane tracker. Use your free News 5 weather app and follow the First Alert Storm Team on social media for updates as we continue through this hurricane season.

Forecast Cone
Hurricane Gert Forecast Cone

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