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Tropical Storm Gonzalo to become the first hurricane of the season

Posted on July 23, 2020


Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which formed Wednesday, is expected to become the first hurricane of the season on Thursday.

Meantime, a tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

A hurricane watch has been issued for Barbados, as Gonzalo is expected to strengthen into a hurricane today and peak at a Category 1.

A watch is typically issued 48 hours before tropical storm force winds are anticipated to reach the location, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 5 a.m. Thursday, Gonzalo had sustained winds of 65 mph and was about 970 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands.


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