Tropical Storm Gabrielle re-forms in the Atlantic; tropical storm warning issued for Bermuda

The Associated Press

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Gabrielle (ga-bree-EHL') has re-formed in the Atlantic and is approaching Bermuda.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast over the next two days.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda, where Gabrielle is expected to bring a storm surge of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to pass over or near Bermuda by Wednesday morning.

The tropical storm is centred about 185 miles (300 kilometres) south of Bermuda and is moving north near 14 mph (22 kph).