4th SEPTEMBER 2019, 5am — Tropical Storm Gabrielle has formed over the open Atlantic Ocean. As of 5am, the centre of Tropical Storm Gabrielle was located near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 33.6 West, or about 680 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Gabrielle is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph, and forecasters expect the storm will continue to move in this direction through the end of the week. The storm is also forecast to pick up speed within the week.
Forecasters continue to track Hurricane Dorian, which is moving north-northwest parallel to the northeastern coast of Florida. Although Dorian is not currently forecast to make landfall, several areas are under watches and warnings. Interests in the southeastern United States should continue to monitor the system closely.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Fernand is bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds to northeastern Mexico and the Rio Grande valley.
There are also two disturbances in the Atlantic with some potential for further development. Disturbance 1 is located east of Bermuda and is producing disorganised thunder showers. It may become more organised over the next few days as it moves away from Bermuda. Disturbance 2, located just off the coast of Africa, is expected to form into a tropical storm today. Conditions are conducive for further development as the system makes its way westward over the weekend. This system will be monitored closely as it progresses further west.