Tropical Storm Maria

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We seem to have a rather busy storm systems this year, as soon as one passes the Dominican Republic the next puts its sights on us. Tropical Storm Maria is expect to pass through the Lesser Antilles tonight and is currently head directly toward Punta Cana and the northern portion of the DR. The center of the storm is expected to be near Punta Cana Sunday morning.

While it is too early to say whether it will really affect us there is already a tropical storm watch for St. Barthelemy, St. Martin and Marinique. There is a tropical storm warning in affect for Guadeloupe, St Martin, Saba, Steustantius, Antigua, Anguilla, Burbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, Saint Kitts, the British Islands, Dominica, the US Virgin Island, and Puerto Rico.

The maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph and tropical force storm winds are extending 154 miles outward from the center, mostly in the North East direction.

For more information you can view the National Hurricane Center Advisory