Tropical Storm Gaston moving through the open Atlantic

System is expected to stay over water

5 p.m. Gaston advisory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- – At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was located near latitude 39.0 North, longitude 40.0 West. Gaston is moving toward the northeast near 14 mph (26 km/h).

A turn to the east is expected on Thursday, and Gaston is expected to stall near the western Azores late week.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is expected over the next few days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (110 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

Gaston is the seventh named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

About the Author:

David Heckard is The Weather Authority's Assistant Chief Meteorologist.