Tropical Storm Gabrielle forms

Tropical Storm Gabrielle has formed in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico Wedensday evening.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph).

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

The storm is centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) West-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico and is moving northwest near 8 mph (26 kph).

Here's WPDE NewsChannel 15 Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski's update on our Hurricane Central page.