JULY 29, 2020 5:00PM — A Tropical Storm Warning for the BVI continues to be in effect as Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 passes to the south of the Territory.
The National Hurricane Centre reports that at 5pm, the centre of the system is near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 65.6 West, or about 153 miles (246.7 km) southwest of the BVI. The system is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to the BVI, USVI and Puerto Rico as it moves west-northwest toward the Greater Antilles.
Sustained wind speeds are 45 miles per hour with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the centre of the system up to 275 miles (445 km), and are primarily to the north of the centre.
The system is moving at 23 miles per hour, and forecasters expect it will develop into a tropical storm tonight. The minimum central pressure is 1004 MB.
- Tropical storm force winds possible up to 275 miles from centre of system
- Rainfall of 3-6 inches, with possible flash flooding
- High surf and rip-current conditions today and into tomorrow
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