July 22, 2020

Tropical Storm Gonzalo

Tropical Storm Gonzalo has formed in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa and the Lesser Antilles

Gonzalo is sustaining 45 mph winds and is moving west at 18 mph. Gonzalo is expected to strengthen into a Hurricane before reaching the Windward Islands this weekend. Its intensity forecast is very uncertain at this time. This is the earliest 7th named storm to form in the Atlantic.  

Quick Facts

  • Gonzalo became the earliest 7th named system in the Atlantic
  • Increasing risk of rain and wind impacts to the southern Windward Islands this weekend 
  • Gonzalo is currently headed for the Lesser Antilles and is expected to move over the Windward Islands on Saturday 
  • This storm is very small and the impacts will be compact
  • Flooding rain, high winds, high surf and coastal flooding are all expected

Watches, Warnings and Evacuations

Tropical Storm warning is in effect for:

  • St. Lucia
  • Barbados
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tropical Storm watch is in effect for: 

  • Tobago 
  • Grenada and its dependencies 

Hurricane watch is in effect for:

  • Barbados
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

There are currently no evacuations posted for Tropical Storm Gonzalo