Tropical Storm Nadine 9/12/12

Tropical Storm Nadine 9/12/12

(9/11/12) There is a new storm in town and her name is Nadine! Fortunately it looks like Tropical Storm Nadine (soon to be Hurricane Nadine?) is not likely to affect the Dominican Republic much. Tropical Storm Nadine formed in the open Atlantic and is continuing to strengthen as it heads in the general direction of Bermuda.

It is possible that Nadine will reach hurricane strength as early as Thursday or Thursday night, although at this time maximum sustained winds are only at about 45 mph.

The current path of Tropical Storm Nadine is a west-northwest direction and it is moving at about 17 mph. During the next couple days the storm is expected to shift to a northwest direction so that it may bypass Bermuda.

For at least the next 48 hours Tropical Storm Nadine is not expected to cause any hazards to land, so there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Likewise even the most Eastern parts of the Dominican Republic like Punta Cana are unlikely to feel much from this tropical storm even if it becomes a hurricane.