WATCH UPDATE: Tropical Storm Dorian Draws Closer To Windward Islands, Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Puerto Rico

By  //  August 26, 2019

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV WEATHER EVENING UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses showers and thunderstorms impacting Brevard and Tropical Storm Dorian. 

SPACE COAST DAILY TV WEATHER MORNING UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses showers and thunderstorms impacting Brevard and Tropical Storm Dorian. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico on Monday as Tropical Storm Dorian begins its descent onto the Windward Islands.

According to the latest report by NHC, Dorian is carrying sustained winds of 60 mph and continuing to move to the west-northwest at 14 mph.

Experts are projecting that Dorian could pick up strength and become a category 1 hurricane after it strikes Barbados Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for St. Lucia, while a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The system is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola. (NHC Image)

National Hurricane Center classifies a Hurricane Watch as hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case, within the next 24 hours.

The current  forecast track shows the center of Dorian is expected to move near the Windward Islands this evening and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Dorian is forecast to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday and approach eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night.

The system is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

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