Please see the attached Tropical Daily Planner – Atlantic for Monday, August 14, 2017.
Tropical Storm Gert continues to look impressive this morning as the system tracks northwards. Favorable conditions are forecast to remain spread across the systems path over the next day or two resulting in strengthening with the system topping out at a strong TS or a weak Category 1 Hurricane. An eventual post-tropical transition and turn to the northeast is then forecast as the system becomes absorbed into an approaching upper level trough.
Further east a tropical wave currently south of the Cape Verde Islands is forecast to continue to track westwards across a favorable environment over the next few days. With these favorable conditions in place, this tropical wave now has a moderate threat for further development in the next five days.