More Eastern Caribbean islands in Tropical Storm Dorian’s path

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Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now under a Tropical Storm Warning, and Grenada and Martinique under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Dorian churns its way towards the Eastern Caribbean.

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours, while a Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.

Forecasters late Sunday afternoon placed Dorian’s location near latitude 11.5 North, longitude 54.2  West, or 375 miles (605 km) ESE of Barbados. Dorian was moving towards the West near 14 mph (22km/h). and is expected to turn towards the West-North-West during Monday and continue in that direction through Tuesday. On this track, it is expected to be near the Eastern Caribbean islands late Monday or early Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast and Dorian is expected to reach hurricane strength by the time it reaches the Eastern Caribbean island chain.

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