Please see the attached Tropical Daily Planner – Atlantic for Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Hurricane Gert has reached peak intensity and will be steadily weakening over the next couple of days as the center accelerates to the northeast. A full transition to a post-tropical cyclone is expected to occur within 24 to 36 hours. Invest 91L will track westward through the Windward Islands between 24 and 36 hours and is forecast to become a tropical depression during that time. Invest 92L will track west-northwest over the next several days, remaining north of the Greater Antilles. The center will track into the Bahamas region around days 4 and 5 possibly as a tropical storm. Feature 15L is a broad tropical wave that is located south of the Cape Verde Islands. This wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms while tracking to the west at a steady pace. 15L has a moderate chance of tropical cyclone development over the next few days.