The tropics are active as the peak of hurricane season nears. The peak of hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin is mid-September. Below is the tropical satellite from 6 p.m. Monday.

Tropical Satellite

Emily formed and then weakened quickly and as of 6 p.m. Monday, is no longer a tropical system. Gert is a tropical depression that looks to stay weak in the Atlantic. Franklin is a tropical storm and is forecast to hit the Dominican Republic early Wednesday as a strong tropical storm. From there, it looks to continue north before curving more east and then north again. That system is no threat to Alabama.

Closer to home, a tropical depression is moving through the Gulf of Mexico. Model guidance takes this system west toward far South Texas. So far, so good for Alabama.

The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30.