The Boston area dodged a major bullet overnight as Earl turned toward the Northeast a little earlier than expected, sparing the region of any extended periods of strong wind. Earl has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, and will race Northeast into Nova Scotia this morning.
Disturbance #1 (formerly Gaston):
The red encircled area with a "1" shows the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston. The 70% figure indicates the likelihood, in the National Hurricane Center's opinion, that Gaston will regain at least Tropical Depression status within the next 24 hours.
The yellow encircled area shows a strong tropical disturbance moving West off the coast of Africa. It is likely to become better organized by Sunday.
Look for a separate post on this feature shortly. It will probably titled something like "Texas Rainmaker".
In case you're wondering...Fiona dissipated to the Northeast of Bermuda overnight. (You can still see a faint puff of clouds South of Earl and North of Bermuda if you look closely at the above satellite picture).