Tropical Storm Fiona Forms Near Leeward Islands, Expected to Hit Puerto Rico Saturday Night

By  //  September 15, 2022

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Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Fiona has formed just east of the Leeward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts.

Fiona is moving toward the west near 14 mph.

kA westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected through late Saturday, with a turn toward the west-northwest possible on Sunday.

The current forecast track has Fiona move across the Leeward Islands Friday night and early Saturday, and move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Saturday into Sunday.


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, and Anguilla
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Guadeloupe, St. Barthelemy, and St. Martin

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of this system. Additional watches or warnings will likely be required for ==========areas later today.