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.
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.
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