Gaston became a category 1 hurricane overnight, but now with wind speeds at 70 mph Gaston is back to a Tropical Storm. The storm is located 1,160 miles east northeast of the Leeward Islands as of 11 am Thursday. The storm is moving northwest at 17 mph, and will likely stay on this track through Friday.
A turn toward the west-northwest is expected Friday night. Gaston will likely regain strength and become a hurricane again on Saturday. The storm is not anticipated to make landfall.