(8/3/12) Another tropical storm is passing through the caribbean and is brushing up against the Southern part of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving at about 21 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50mph.
At this point the storm is heading away from the windward islands and all tropical storm warnings have been discontinued. While the storm is moving away the DR could still continue to feel the tropical storm force winds which are extending outward up to 85 miles from the center of Ernesto.
For areas in the path of the storm: It is expected that the intensity will remain the same through out today with some strengthening expected later. By this time the storm should be moving away from the DR and into the gulf.
There is still a possiblity of rainfall accumulations to reach 2-3 inches and up to 5 inches in isolated areas.