Tropical Storm Gaston Strengthens in Far Eastern Atlantic as Fiona Weakens to Tropical Depression


Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and this season’s seventh tropical storm, Gaston, is gaining strength off the far eastern Atlantic.

Meanwhile, Fiona is barely holding on as a tropical depression as of this morning, moving in a west-northwest direction at around 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Fiona is expected to decrease in forward speed over the next 48 hours.

Gaston has strengthened over the far eastern tropical Atlantic, and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Catherine Thorbecke