MONTSERRAT REMAINS UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WARNING; RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM AND TO TAKE ALL THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

by Shirlian Queeley

Yellow Hill, Montserrat – July 28, 2020 – At 1100 PM, the disturbance was centered near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 59.4 West. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this general motion with some slight reduction in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will move through the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm on Wednesday. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development, and a tropical storm is forecast to form on Wednesday.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

Forecaster Stewart

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