Hurricane Gaston reforms, moves northwest in the Atlantic

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at 09:45 AM EDT shows clear and dry conditions for much of the eastern United States due to multiple areas of high pressure. A low pressure system continues to move across the Midwest bringing showers and storms to the region. Scattered showers and storms can also be seen across the Gulf Coast and Florida, while a few light showers can be seen across the Mid-Atlantic. Tropical Storm Gaston continues to trek NW across the central Atlantic basin, while a tropical wave moves into the southern Bahamas. (AP)

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Gaston has reformed, gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Gaston reformed as a hurricane Saturday night, clocking 85 mph (140 kph) winds. The storm was located about 655 miles (1,055 kilometers) east southeast of Bermuda. Gaston was moving at about 8 mph (13 kph).

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 15 miles (30 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 kilometers).

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect early Sunday.

Forecasters say Gaston should slow down during the next day or so and turn northward on Monday.