Gabrielle Menaces Bermuda as Disturbance Moves Toward Gulf

By Brian K. Sullivan | September 10, 2013
Tropical storm Gabrielle's forecasted path. NOAA
Tropical storm Gabrielle’s forecasted path. NOAA

Tropical Storm Gabrielle reformed in the Atlantic south of Bermuda, which can expect high winds, rough surf and rain later today, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Gabrielle was 165 miles (265 kilometers) south of Bermuda and moving north at 14 miles per hour at about 8 a.m. New York time, the center said in an advisory. The system’s top winds are 40 mph, and while some strengthening is forecast, Gabrielle isn’t expected to grow into a hurricane, it said.

A tropical-storm warning is in effect for Bermuda.

“Gabrielle is expected to pass over or near Bermuda by Wednesday morning,” the center said.

An area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean is expected to move into the Bay of Campeche, in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, in two days, providing the ingredients for a tropical system, according to the hurricane center. There’s a 60 percent chance a system will form in the next five days.

Tropical Storm Humberto, now about 150 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands with top sustained winds of 65 mph, is expected to become the season’s first hurricane later today, the center said. Its current forecast track takes it through the middle of the Atlantic far from land.

Eight tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic so far this season, which began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

(Editors: Charlotte Porter, Margot Habiby)

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