STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED
Current Location: 17.3N/61.5W
Geographic Reference: 25 miles northeast of Antigua
at 15 mph
Maximum Winds: 40 mph gusting to 50 mph
Forecast Track Confidence: Average due to a good model consensus.
Changes From Previous Forecast
Forecasters have made major changes to the
intensity forecast. Maria is barely organized enough to be considered a
tropical storm. Forecasters expect it to be downgraded into a tropical wave soon, with a
chance of regeneration to a tropical storm once it moves north of Puerto Rico.
Maria barely has enough organization to be
classified as a tropical storm. It will likely degrade to a tropical wave this
afternoon. What is left of Maria should continue to the northwest 36-48 hours
and then turn northward east of the Bahamas. It will pass between the US and
Bermuda on Thursday.
There is a chance that Maria could regenerate into a tropical storm in
24 hours or so. In any event, Maria will be well away from land areas when this
Due to the uncertainty of these forecasts, residents and visitors are asked to monitor the weather conditions for any sudden change. Lingering moisture in addition to remnants of Maria have the potential to produce heavy showers. The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the situation and advise the public accordingly.