MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Helene forms in the Gulf of Mexico Friday evening. It is the former tropical tropical depression 7 that moved through the Caribbean then weakened. Now a hurricane hunter found 45 mph winds in the system. It is in the Southwest Gulf 90 miles ESE Tuxpan Mexico. It will move onshore Mexico Saturday afternoon and bring heavy rains to Mexico City. It will continue to move inland and have no impact on Tampa Bay.
Tropical Storm Gordon has formed in the Atlantic but is expected to move away from the United States. It could pass over the Canary Islands by Monday as a weakened tropical depression.
Gordon's maximum sustained winds Thursday are near 65 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast over the next two days and Gordon could become a hurricane over the weekend.
Gordon is centered about 585 miles (940 kilometers) east of Bermuda and is moving north-northeast near 14 mph (22 kph).
The storm's forecast track shows it moving farther east in the Atlantic over the next few days and the hurricane center says those in the Azores should monitor its progress.