Forget Hurricane Earl. Here Comes Tropical Storm Hermine

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Earl went out with a whimper, not a bang. The good news? Looks like Hermine won’t pack much of a punch either.

The National Hurricane Center issued an alert for the coastlines near the Mexico-Texas border, as Tropical Storm Hermine formed from an area of low pressure in the Gulf. There’s little chance of the system developing further into a hurricane, but forecasters expect the area to be lashed by heavy rainfall and sustained winds of up to 45 mph — just above the threshold to be classified as a tropical storm.

Further out on the horizon, the remnants of Hurricane Gaston are reaching the Caribbean and NOAA cautions there’s a 70% chance this system may redevelop into a tropical storm.