Tropical Storm Warnings in Caribbean, Potential Path Aimed for Florida

5-day tracking released by National Hurricane Center.
5-day tracking released by National Hurricane Center.

There are Tropical Storm Warnings in effect for Puerto Rico, including Viegues, and Culebra, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Forecasters are watching a storm system developing near the Caribbean that has the potential to make landfall in Florida, according to the latest track released by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

In Sebastian, people are already gathering supplies just in case of a tropical storm or hurricane. It’s too early to predict whether or not the storm will make landfall near Sebastian.

The next named hurricane will be Isaias.

Both the Indian River County and Brevard County Emergency Services are asking people to be prepared early in case of a potential hurricane by Sunday.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
  • Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Martin
  • Saba and St. Eustatius
  • St. Maartin

“The system is moving toward the west near 23 mph, and this general motion should continue during the next few days,” the NHC said in a statement.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or Wednesday.

“Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development and a tropical storm tonight or Wednesday,” the NHC added.

Sebastian Daily will continue to bring you updates as information is released.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.