At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gaston was located near latitude 38.5 North, longitude 34.5 West. Gaston is moving toward the east near 15 mph (24 km/h). An east-northeastward motion is expected by tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Gaston will move near the western Azores today, and pass north of the central Azores tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 36 hours, and Gaston is expected to become a remnant low on Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).