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The original item was published from 7/23/2020 11:10:12 AM to 7/24/2020 2:05:53 PM.
Posted on: July 23, 2020
[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Gonzalo Weather Update
TROPICAL STORM GONZALO WEATHER UPDATE:
At 11 a.m. AST, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 885 miles (1425 km) east of the southern Windward Islands. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend. On the forecast track, the center will approach the southern Windward Islands Friday night and move across the islands Saturday and Saturday evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gonzalo is a small storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center. Some strengthening is forecast to occur during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo could become a hurricane tonight or on Friday.
Gonzalo is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches inBarbados and the Windward Islands from Friday night through Sunday night. Gonzalo is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 2 inches in Trinidad and Tobago. Rainfall in Barbados and the Windward Islands could lead to life-threatening flash floods.
The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 5 p.m a.m. AST with an intermediate advisory at 2 p.m. AST - www.hurricanes.gov
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