Image via WikipediaTIME NewsFeed: "Earl went out with a whimper, not a bang. The good news? Looks like Hermine won't pack much of a punch either.
The National Hurricane Center issued an alert for the coastlines near the Mexico-Texas border, as Tropical Storm Hermine formed from an area of low pressure in the Gulf. There's little chance of the system developing further into a hurricane, but forecasters expect the area to be lashed by heavy rainfall and sustained winds of up to 45 mph -- just above the threshold to be classified as a tropical storm."