Tropical Storm Laura nears northern Leeward Islands

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    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.