Tropical Storm Gaston expected to become hurricane Wednesday

MIAMI, Fla. (WFLA) — Tropical Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday it was still expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds had increased Tuesday evening to near 65 mph.

Gaston is centered about 545 miles (880 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 17 mph.

The storm will “likely stay east of Florida,” said Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Steve Jerve.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Fiona has dissipated.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Kay became a remnant low.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.

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