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Tropical Storm Gaston expected to become hurricane by Wednesday

Tropical Storm Gaston Forms Disturbance Eyes Florida Tropical depression seven forms in Atlantic
Remigio Civitarese | 25 Agosto, 2016, 22:34

Gaston is centred about 545 miles (880 kilometres) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 20 mph (31 kph).

Because it is so far away from land, no watches or warnings have been issued for this storm, and so far it is not yet forecast to make landfall.

Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken to a tropical storm in the Atlantic.

In addition to Gaston, the National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Depression Fiona in the Atlantic and another system that could pose a threat to the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm Gaston Forms Disturbance Eyes Florida

Gaston still expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday.

Tropical Depression Fiona also is in the Atlantic, but the storm is expected to become a remnant low in the next few days. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 kph). Now located a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands, this tropical wave has been given a 60 percent chance of developing further over the next five days. Forecasters say it is possible conditions will become more conducive for development later this week as the system moves closer to Hispaniola and the Bahamas.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system on Tuesday.

Forecasters are giving the system a 50 percent chance of formation through the next two days and a 70 percent chance of formation over the next five days.

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