The Latest: Tropical depression headed to North Carolina

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times EDT):

12:30 p.m.

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina early this week.

The National Hurricane Center says the depression is located about 405 mph (655 kmp) southeast of Cape Hatteras and is moving west at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds were clocking at 35 mph (55 kph), with higher gusts.

Its center of the storm is expected to pass offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Tuesday.


Hurricane Gaston has reformed, gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Gaston reformed as a hurricane Saturday night, clocking 85 mph (140 kph) winds. The storm was located about 655 miles (1,055 kilometers) east southeast or Bermuda. Gaston was moving at about 8 mph (13 kph).

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 15 miles (30 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 kilometers).

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect early Saturday.

Forecasters say Gaston should slow down during the next day or so and turn northward on Monday.

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