Tropical Storm Gordon Forms; Bermuda at Risk Again

September 11, 2006
(11:15 p.m.) -- Hurricane Florence has bid adieu to Bermuda -- but unfortunately, newly formed Tropical Storm Gordon seems to be heading in the same direction.

Gordon, the seventh named storm of the season, made the switch from tropical depression to tropical storm today over the Atlantic. Maximum sustained winds are currently near 60 miles per hour, and strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours (74 m.p.h. winds grant a storm hurricane status).

At this point, Gordon poses no threat to land, and is too far off to affect cruise lines and ports; however, forecast models predict Gordon will pass just east of Bermuda later this week.

We'll keep you posted.

--By Melissa Baldwin, Associate Editor