STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR ST VINCENT

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TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS…

The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Barbados
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the disturbance was centred near latitude 7.5 North, Longitude 50.4 West. The system is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h). A fast motion toward the west- north-west is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. On the

On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move through the Windward Islands Monday night and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the disturbance is expected to reach tropical storm intensity on Monday before it reaches the Windward Islands.

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with the disturbance has become better organised since yesterday, and some additional development is possible during the next couple of days before conditions become less favourable for tropical cyclone formation over the Caribbean Sea.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 MB (29.77 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the warning area overnight Monday and Tuesday morning, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands Monday through Tuesday.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

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