National Hurricane Center Monitors Tropical Storm Gonzalo, Projected to Become Category 1 Hurricane on Thursday
By Space Coast Daily // July 22, 2020
Gonzalo registering 50 mph max sustained winds
Tropical Storm Gonzalo Update: National Hurricane Center is monitoring Gonzalo in the Atlantic, which is projected to become a Category 1 Hurricane by Thursday. Space Coast Daily’s Zach Clark provides an update.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center to continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Gonzalo that formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday and is projected to become a Category 1 Hurricane on Thursday.
Gonzalo is currently registering 50 mph max sustained winds and moving to the west at 14 mph.
The system is located about 1,100 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo was the first named storm of 2020 to develop in the so-called ‘main development region’ which is an area between Africa and the Lesser Antilles in the Atlantic that is known to develop dangerous storms.
National Hurricane Center is projecting Tropical Storm Gonzalo to impact the Windward Islands by Saturday.
Experts are forecasting Gonzalo to strengthen into a hurricane by Thursday.
There are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect, but the National Hurricane Center is advising people in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of
Hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30.
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