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Tropical Storm Dorian could become Atlantic season's first hurricane – latest track, pathway, weather forecast model from NOAA today



Tropical Storm Dorian threatens Caribbean

Tropical Storm Dorian was barreling towards the Caribbean on Monday. It could hit Barbados on Tuesday and Puerto Rico by late Wednesday. [HurricanewatchhasbeenissuedfortheislandnationofStLuciaandPuertoRicannow tropical storm watch according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters said the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season strengthened overnight as it moved toward the Lesser Antilles. It's expected to reach that area by Monday night. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami described the storm as a "small tropical cyclone" but said Dorian was expected to intensify to near hurricane strength by the Windward Islands on Tuesday. The storm is expected to be a full-blown hurricane by the time it moves near Puerto Rico .

As of 5 p.m. ET Monday, Dorian's maximum sustained winds remain at 60 mph.

Dorian's center located 60 miles east-southeast of Barbados and 165 miles East-southeast of St Lucia and what moving west-northwest at about 14 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extended outward to 45 miles from the center of the storm.

 Tropical Storm Dorian 11am ET wind speed probabilities [19659007] A look at the possible tropical storm force as predicted by the National Weather Service as of Mon., Aug. 26, 2019. </span></p>
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<p> A tropical storm warning what in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch was in effect for Dominica, Saba, St. Eustatius, Grenada and its dependencies. The hurricane center expects tropical storm conditions to appear in the watch areas by Monday night or early Tuesday morning. </p>
<p> A tropical storm warning may be triggered within 48 hours hours. </p>
<p> Dorian is expected to drop 3 to 8 inches across the Windward Islands, Martinique and St. Vincent. </p>
<p> The National Weather Service Bureau in Tampa Bay <a href= tweeted Sunday it's "too early to speculate" if Dorian wants to impact Florida. NWS tweeted Some key messages after NHC's early evening advisory, including up to 6 inches of rain possible in Puerto Rico and St. Croix.


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