Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chantal expected to parallel Florida's east coast by the weekend

Tropical Storm Chantal continues to move west toward Florida Tuesday morning with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

The forecast track has the storm eventually moving north along Florida's east coast by the weekend.

At 8 a.m. Chantal was about 45 miles north-northwest of Barbados and 85 miles east of St. Lucia, moving west at 29 mph.

Chantal’s center will move away from the Lesser Antilles later today and expected to be over the Dominican Republic by Wednesday, forecasters say.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for:
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • St. Lucia
  • Martinique
  • Guadeloupe
  • Puerto Rico
  • Southern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the Haitian border.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for:.
  • St. Vincent
  • U.S. Virgin islands
  • Vieques and Culebra
  • Northern coast of the Dominican republic
  • Haiti
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Southeastern Bahamas

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