Our invest under the previous 99L designation has been upgraded to Tropical Depression 8. Future strengthening would result in it being named Gert later today.

IR rainbow satellite view:


A recurving track is forecast with minimal impacts to land as an advancing trough helps to steer the system back out to sea. Fairly subdued intensification is currently expected due in part to dry air entrainment.

NHC track for TD8:


Wind speed probabilities:


Meanwhile, a new tropical wave has emerged off the African coast and has been given a 20% chance of 5-day development as it heads steadily westward.