7th named Tropical Storm for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forms

7th named Tropical Storm for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season forms

Tropical Depression-7 in the mid-Atlantic upgraded to Tropical Storm Gonzalo, the 7th named storm for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

 

The storm, which was located more than 1,000 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, had maximum sustained winds near 65 mph.

 

The storm was moving to the west at 12 mph, as of Thursday morning, according to accuweather.com.

 

Should the Leeward Islands, namely St. Kitts and Nevis, expect any showers or potential land fall from this system?

 

The VONNEWSLINE spoke with Senior Meteorologist at the Met Office, in St. Kitts, Mr. Elmo Burke:

 

Senior Meteorologist, Mr. Elmo Burke.

 

There is a small window of opportunity for this system to strengthen into a hurricane, prior to reaching the Windward Islands on Saturday.

 

Regardless of the exact strength of this system, heavy rain and gusty winds will impact the southern Windward Islands on Friday night and Saturday, that may result in some minor damage and power outages, based on information from accuweather.com.

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