Fiona no threat to U.S., Gaston dies for now.

By Eric Davis - bio |email| facebook

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -  Hurricane Earl isn't the only game in town when it comes to the tropical Atlantic.  Three other systems bear watching. 

Despite being in close relatively close proximity to Hurricane Earl, Tropical Storm Fiona has been able to beat the odds and survived an assault from Earl's strong outflow.  As of 11 AM Friday Fiona had sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.  Computer models show the storm moving on a northward course and at this point it is no threat to the U.S. coast.  A tropical storm warning has been issued for the island of Bermuda.

Tropical depression Gaston degenerated into a remnant low in the east-central Atlantic on Thursday afternoon.  Gaston may have a chance to redevelop in the coming days.  Another wave moving off the African coast could become Tropical storm Hermine in the coming days.

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