A tropical depression in the Atlantic strengthed into the 7th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season Sunday.
The good news is that Tropical Storm Gert is no threat to the U.S. as it is forecast to remain over water over the next five days.
Forecasters are also watching a tropical wave just off the coast of Africa. For now, it poses no threat. It could encounter favorable conditions for further development later in the week.