There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.
Gonzalo is expected to move near or over the southern Windward Islands this weekend, and could bring direct impacts from winds and heavy rainfall. While it is too soon to determine the magnitude and timing of those impacts, interests in the southern Windward Islands should monitor the progress of Gonzalo.
At 11 a.m. AST, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 1205 miles (1935 km) east of the southern Windward Islands. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A general westward motion at a faster forward speed is expected to take place during the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Gonzalo is a small tropical cyclone, as tropical-storm-force winds extend outward only up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center. Additional strengthening is forecast to occur during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.
The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 5 p.m. AST – www.hurricanes.gov