Tropical Storm Gaston forms in the North Atlantic
The storm will not affect the US mainland
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As of 4pm CDT, Tropical Depression Eight was officially upgraded to Tropical Storm Gaston.
No coastal watches or warnings were put into effect for this system as it is expected to remain over open water of the northern Atlantic. Tropical-storm-force wind extended 70 miles out from the center of the system.
Gaston is expected to remain a tropical storm through the week before weakening or transitioning to an extratropical system by late weekend and early next week.
Following the 10am Tuesday update from the National Hurricane Center, meteorologists saw fit to officially name Tropical Depression Eight in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
The storm is expected to briefly strengthen as it moves northward and a little east, away from the United States.
Upper level winds will likely inhibit this system as it moves northward, and interaction with land is not forecast while it maintains any strength, at the moment.
Elsewhere, a tropical wave has been given a 50% chance for development as it nears the Caribbean. This will be a system to watch for potential impacts over the coming 6-10 days.
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