Hurricane Tammy continues its path north-northwest during the early hours of Sunday on a path that, according to the forecasts of the National Hurricane Center (NHC), is expected to turn towards the north or northeast for the Monday.
According to the NHC bulletin, at 11:00 am Tammy was located at latitude 18.5 north, longitude 62.3 west moving 10 miles per hour (mph) in the direction mentioned above.
The system maintains 85 mph winds with even stronger gusts and is expected to continue strengthening through Sunday while its strength would fluctuate afterward.
Hurricane force winds extend about 25 miles from the center of the cyclone while tropical storm winds reach up to about 140 miles. The barometric pressure of the system is an estimated minimum of 992 millibars.
Tammy is expected to dump four to eight inches of rain on the Lesser Antilles with a maximum total of 12 inches of rain.
At the moment, the NHC has not issued a hurricane watch or warning for Puerto Rico, although the National Weather Service (SNM) highlighted that areas of the center and east of the island could receive between two to four inches of rain this weekend, as a result of the outer bands of the cyclone.
Tammy’s next interim newsletter will be broadcast at 8:00 am while a full newsletter will be broadcast at 11:00 am