Tropical Storm Gonzalo Forms in Atlantic, Projected to Impact Windward Islands on Saturday
By Space Coast Daily // July 22, 2020
Gonzalo registers 45 mph max sustained winds
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Gonzalo has formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday, making it 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 notorious for developing dangerous storms.
Currently located about 1,000 east of Windward Islands, National Hurricane Center is monitoring the system closely as it will begin to enter warmer waters in the next few days.
Gonzalo has registered 45 mph max sustained winds and is moving to west-northwest at 12 mph.
National Hurricane Center is projecting Tropical Storm Gonzalo to impact the Windward Islands by Saturday.
Despite entering warmer waters, dry air and shear winds may limit the potential for Gonzalo to strengthen as it approaches the Windward Islands.
There are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect.
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