The FOX Forecast Center is tracking Tropical Storm Gaston over the central Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the central Atlantic on Tuesday, but unlike its counterparts Hurricane Fiona and a disturbance off the coast of South America, Gaston will continue to churn primarily over open waters.
Gaston was last reported to be about 1,000 miles from the Azores and has the potential to strengthen into a powerful tropical storm due to the unusually warm water.
The National Hurricane Center estimated maximum sustained winds at about 50 mph with stronger gusts and moving north-northeast.
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Track Storm Gaston
The FOX Forecast Center believes the steering current guiding Gaston will collapse over the next few days, allowing the tropical storm to meander across the North Atlantic.
Marine interests and Azores residents are encouraged to monitor the progress of the cyclone to spot potential impacts.
The Azores are about 900 miles off the coast of Europe and nearly 3,900 miles off the US east coast.
The waves caused by the tropical storm are expected to reach the Azores this week. These waves are likely to cause life-threatening surf and currents.
The predicted course and intensity of Tropical Storm Gaston
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In the Atlantic, two other systems are currently being tracked: Hurricane Fiona and Invest 98L, which could become the next tropical depression and possibly Tropical Storm Hermine in the coming days.
An overview of the tropics in the Atlantic basin.