Gaston weakens a little more but forecast to re-strengthen by Saturday.
At 5pm, Gaston was about 1100 miles ENE of the Leeward Islands, latitude 21.6 north, longitude 45.5 west. Gaston is moving toward the northwest near 17 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue through Friday. A turn toward the west-northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected by Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected tonight or Friday but re-strengthening is anticipated to begin Friday night, and Gaston is forecast to become a hurricane again on Saturday.