Tropical Storm Gaston: Tuesday 5pm Update

Gaston to become a hurricane by Wednesday.

At 5pm, Gaston was about 765 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, latitude 14.2 north, longitude 35.8 west.  Gaston is moving toward the west-northwest near 18mph.  A gradual turn toward the northwest is forecast during the next couple of days with a decrease in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65mph with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is expected, and Gaston should become a hurricane either later tonight or early Wednesday.

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