At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gert was
located near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 72.3 West. Gert is
moving toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h). This motion should
continue tonight. A turn toward the northeast with an increase in
forward speed is expected late Tuesday or Tuesday night.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast and Gert
is expected to become a hurricane tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).