CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The eighth named storm of the 2017 Hurricane Season formed in the Atlantic Thursday afternoon.
Tropical Storm Harvey was about 250 miles from Barbados with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour at 5 p.m.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica is under a tropical storm watch.
Tropical Storm Harvey will head into the Caribbean and should stay well to the south of the United States over the next 5 days, Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said.
"It is forecast to remain a tropical storm, but we will monitor it for any changes," he said.
Walsh said forecasters are also monitoring two waves of low pressure across the tropics that have a 60 percent and 30 percent chance to develop, respectively.
"We've just moved into the peak of hurricane season which typically is August, September and October," he said.
Gert, meanwhile, has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.