Tropical Depression #8 is now Tropical Storm Gaston

The 7th named storm of the season
The 7th named storm of the season(WTOK)
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -

Tropical Depression #8 formed Tuesday morning in the northern Atlantic Ocean. By Tuesday afternoon, it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Gaston. At the time it was upgraded, it had max sustained winds of 40mph.

There could be some strengthening, but it’s not expected to bring any direct impacts to any land areas. This system should stay to the west of the Azores, but it could bring some long period swells to its coast. This will lead to a high rip current risk along their beaches.

Cooler waters, some dry air, and some wind shear (change in wind speed & direction with height) should eventually evolve this system into a non-tropical system by this weekend.