The anticipated storm track shows Gonzalo passing more than 200 miles south of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As of 11 a.m. Friday, tropical storm warnings were in effect for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
As of 11 a.m. Friday Gonzalo was at 10 degrees north, 54.2 west, moving towards the west at 16 knots, according to the NHC.
Meanwhile a new tropical wave has been reported off the coast of Africa, making its way across the Atlantic basin.
As of Friday morning the wave was about 300 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and was producing an area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms. The disturbance is expected move westward across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days, and some gradual development of this system is possible by early next week.
The NHC gave the system no chance of formation in the next 48 hours, but a 30 percent chance of developing within five days.