Tropical Storm Tammy continues its path towards the Lesser Antilles and could become a hurricane this Saturday, predicts the National Hurricane Center (CNH).
In your most recent newsletter, at 5:00 am on Friday, The agency detailed that the storm continues with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (mph). and continues to move west-northwest at a speed of 8 mph, a reduction of 2 miles from the 11:00 pm bulletin on Thursday. On Wednesday, this speed reached about 23 mph.
At the moment, the cyclone was at latitude 14 north and longitude 58.3 west, about 100 miles east-northeast of Barbados, and about 185 miles east-southeast of Martinique. Tammy maintains a minimum central pressure of 1000 millibars (mb).
So far, the CNH has not issued a tropical storm watch or warning for Puerto Rico, but outer bands of rain are expected to affect areas of the island this weekend.
With the possibility of Tammy becoming a hurricane, the NHC issued a hurricane watch for Guadeloupe, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts, St. Marteen and Nevis.
Instead, it issued a tropical storm warning for the islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin, while for the islands of Barbados, Martinique, Saba and Saint Eustatius There is, at the moment, a tropical storm watch.
In the trajectory of this latest bulletin, the phenomenon, already potentially becoming a hurricane, is expected to move near or over the Leeward Islands on Saturday.
However, the NHC detailed that tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area beginning later this Friday.