Residents of the Eastern Caribbean keeping eye on new Tropical Storm Dorian

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Tropical storm Dorian formed over the Atlantic Saturday and residents of the Eastern Caribbean have been urged to monitor the storm as it moves towards the island chain.

Forecasters say Dorian was located at Latitude 10.7 north, longitude 49.1 West at 5:00 pm (AST) Saturday.

Dorian is moving towards the West at 12 mph (19 k/h) and this motion is expected to bring it close to the islands by Tuesday.

The maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts, and further strengthening is forecast. Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the islands Tuesday.

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