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INVEST 99L SLOWS SLIGHTLY..POSSIBLE GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN TO IMPACT THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

INVEST 99L SLOWS SLIGHTLY..POSSIBLE GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN TO IMPACT THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

August 6, 20171581Views

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Invest 99L (Disturbance 2) is located approximately 13N, 39W (1727 miles from the VI). It is moving West North West near 18 mph and In 3 or 4 days, the disturbance is expected to approach the Leeward Islands. Forecasters think tropical development appears unlikely east of the islands. However, forecasters’ think the disturbance is likely to bring gusty winds and locally heavy rains to parts of the Leeward Islands. Thereafter, it is expected to move into the subtropical western Atlantic, north of the Greater Antilles an area which they think will increase the chances of development. The chance of development during the next 7 days is 30 percent.

As the information provided is based on present forecasts, residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the system as it progresses. At this time there is still some uncertainty of where they system will track and level of impact it will have on the Virgin Islands.

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