Tropical depression off Africa expected to become hurricane – Sun Sentinel

A tropical depression off the African coast is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday, when it will still be in the middle of the Atlantic.

The threat to land is unclear, although the range of possible paths appear pointed north of Florida in the general direction of Bermuda.

The depression, which has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, was expected to reach tropical storm strength Monday night or Tuesday morning. It would be given the name Gaston.

At 5 p.m., the storm was located 360 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the African coast. It was moving west at 18 miles per hour.

Tropical depression off Africa expected to become hurricane – Sun Sentinel

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