24th August 2019 at 8:00 AM – Tropical disturbance/Invest 99L has shown a slight increase in organization as the system is now 950 miles east of the Windward Islands. Forward speed has slowed to 10 – 15 mph with a west to west northwest ward track. Forecasters think conditions are favorable for further development however, less favorable as it reaches closer to the Lesser Antilles. Development of the system was increased to 80 percent in five days by the National Hurricane Centre. Current information has the disturbance becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm and affecting the Lesser Antilles as early as Tuesday.
Impact on the British Virgin Islands
No information at this time.
What to do
Keep monitoring the system as it progresses further eastward for any change in its path and intensity.
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