24th named storm forms

HOLT, Fla., Oct. 2, 2020—The tropical low in the Caribbean is now Tropical Storm Gamma.

A tropical depression formed late this morning. By the National Hurricane Center’s evening update, it had strengthened into a tropical storm.

Gamma is the 24th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season and is named after the third letter of the Greek alphabet.

TS Gamma is moving northwest near 9 mph and is expected to gradually turn north-northwest during the next couple of days.

It is not forecast to reach hurricane strength at this time.

The tropical wave behind Gamma in the central Caribbean could become a tropical depression next week, according to the NHC.

If it becomes a named storm, it will be named Delta, the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Now at 40 percent, the wave is moving west-northwest at about 15 mph.

National Hurricane Center forecast

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