WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Hermine formed off the coast of Africa on Friday afternoon with 40 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.
At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Hermine was moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph with a turn to the northwest possible early next week.
Some strengthening is possible through Saturday, with weakening expected on Sunday, and Hermine could become a remnant low on Monday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
Hermine is forecast to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated totals of 6 inches over the Canary Islands through this weekend. This rainfall could cause some flash flooding in areas of higher terrain.