Tropical Storm Laura nears northern Leeward Islands


    Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches are in effect for several Caribbean Islands, following the formation of Tropical Storm Laura.

    Warnings are in effect for:

    • Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat
    • Puerto Rico
    • St. Maarten
    • U.S. Virgin Islands
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Saba and St. Eustatius
    • St. Martin and St. Barthelemy

    Watches are in effect for:

    • The northern coast of the Dominican Republic
    • The northern coast of Haiti
    • The southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

    Laura is expected to move near or over the northern Leeward Islands later today.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 75 km/h and slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

    On its current forecast track, Tropical Storm Laura poses NO threat to Trinidad or Tobago.