Weather advisories for several territories in the northern Leeward Islands have been updated ahead of the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona.
The Government of France today placed Guadeloupe, St Barthélemy and St Martin under a Tropical Storm Watch.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten.
TS Fiona is currently located 800 east of the Leeward Islands.
The US National Hurricane Centre’s (NHC) 11 am forecast said TS Fiona is expected to move across the Leeward Islands on Friday night and early Saturday. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will feel the effects of TS Fiona late on Saturday and into Sunday.
TS Fiona is expected to continue west on Saturday before making a turn toward the west-northwest on Sunday.
The storm is packing winds that are near 50 mph (85 km/h) and NHC said some slow strengthening is possible during the next few days.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Fiona is expected to produce the following rainfall totals:
Northern Leeward Islands, the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico: 4 to 6 inches with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches across eastern Puerto Rico.
Eastern Hispaniola: 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum totals of 12 inches.
These rains may produce flash and urban flooding, along with isolated mudslides in areas of higher terrain.
SURF: Swells generated by Fiona are expected to begin affecting the Leeward Islands later today, spreading westward to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Friday and Saturday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
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