NHC: Tropical Storm Dorian Could Reach Hurricane Strength Over Eastern Caribbean Tuesday

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Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday evening that Tropical Storm Dorian could possibly reach hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean by Tuesday.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening that Tropical Storm Dorian could possibly reach hurricane strength over the eastern Caribbean by Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center’s report issued 8 p.m. EDT Sunday had Dorian’s center located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and moving west at 14 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are about 50 mph and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center of the storm.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch was issued for Grenada and its dependencies, as well as for Martinique.

The National Hurricane Center’s report said Dorian is forecasted to produce 2 to 4 inches of rainfall across the Lesser Antilles, with isolated areas receiving up to 6 inches.

NHC forecasters said Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Virgin Islands should monitor Dorian’s progress.

The center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late Monday or early Tuesday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

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BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast for Monday calls for showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

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