Tropical depression strengthens into Tropical Storm Gaston

System forms in Atlantic Ocean

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical depression that formed Monday in the Atlantic Ocean has strengthened into the seventh tropical storm of the season, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Tropical Storm Gaston was 450 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west-northwest at 18 mph with wind speeds of 40 mph.

It could become a hurricane later in the week. However, it will remain well out to sea even by the weekend.

Meanwhile, News 6 is pinpointing another tropical wave.

"One closer to home, likely moving to the Lesser Antilles in the next couple of days, has a 40 percent chance of development," said News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges. "That system could move closer to Florida."

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Fiona is holding as a tropical depression in the Atlantic.

The depression's maximum sustained winds Monday are near 35 mph. Little change in strength is expected during the next two days, but forecasters say it could become a remnant low in the next day or two.

Fiona is centered about 495 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.