Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf of Mexico, hurricanes off Hawaii

MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center said  Tropical Storm Hermine has formed in Gulf of Mexico.

As we approach the statistical peak of hurricane season in early September, multiple tropical storm systems are threatening the southeastern United States and the Hawaiian Islands.

Several could make landfall, or at least brush the coastline, later this week, bringing heavy rains and possible flooding.

Two storms are spinning off the Carolinas and in the Gulf of Mexico. Hermine was the first reaches system to tropical-storm strength, which are winds at 39 mph or greater. If the other storm reaches tropical-storm strength, it will be given the name Ian.