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AccuWeather: Tropical Storm Dorian Will Be A Hurricane In USVI On Wednesday

MIAMI — There’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic called Dorian, and it’s predicted to become a hurricane before midweek as it approaches the U.S. Virgin Islands.

If the storm keeps to its current track it should arrive in the territory as a Category 1 cyclone sometime on Wednesday, according to AccuWeather’s forecast for St. Croix today.

The National Hurricane Center in Florida says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday.

PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY: The U.S. Virgin Islands blanches collectively at the thought of another hurricane here.

At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm’s center was located at about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph). Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph (64 kph).

Dennis Feltgen of the hurricane center said that it’s too early to tell exactly what path the storm will take.

Residents of the central and northern Lesser Antilles, such as the USVI and Puerto Rico, should monitor the storm’s progress.

Dorian is the fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

The season began on May 20 and ends November 30.

Andrea became the first named subtropical storm of the season even though it occurred two weeks before the official start date of June 1.

ST, CROIX FORECAST FOR TROPICAL STORM DORIAN

https://www.accuweather.com/en/vi/christiansted/00820/weather-forecast/2184364

ST. THOMAS FORECAST FOR TROPICAL STORM DORIAN

https://www.accuweather.com/en/vi/charlotte-amalie/00802/weather-forecast/356330

ST. JOHN FORECAST FOR TROPICAL STORM DORIAN

https://www.accuweather.com/en/vi/cruz-bay/00830/weather-forecast/2184380

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO FORECAST FOR TROPICAL STORM DORIAN

https://www.accuweather.com/en/pr/san-juan/00901/weather-forecast/275478

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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