Published On: Thu, Aug 17th, 2017

Potential Tropical Storm Harvey is heading to the Windward Islands

BRIDGETOWN - A tropical depression that forecasters say is likely to become Tropical Storm Harvey later today is headed for the Windward Islands.

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique and St Vincent and the Grenadines while a tropical storm watch has been issued for Dominica.

At 11 a.m., when the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami issued its first bulletin on potential tropical cyclone number nine, the depression was 365 miles east of Barbados and 465 miles east of St Lucia and carrying maximum sustained winds near 35 miles per hour.

The system is moving toward the west near 17 miles per hour and that motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea tomorrow.

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