Tropical Storm Watch for Tobago

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    A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Tobago.

    A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

    According to the TT MET Service, current analyses indicate that with its small size and with the given trajectory, the storm is not expected to directly impact Trinidad.

    Heavy showers and thunderstorms are still expected to affect Trinidad however, because of the environment created around the system.

    Grenada has also been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch.

    The TTMS says international protocols dictate that such advisories only be issued within the Watch window of a 48-hour lead time; any time ahead of this window would mean international regulations and standards are not being followed.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNING IN EFFECT

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
    * Barbados
    * St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
    * Tobago
    * Grenada

    According to the National Hurricane Centre’s latest update, Gonzalo is packing winds near 95 km/h.

    Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and there is a chance the system could become a hurricane.

    Weakening however is expected after it moves into the Caribbean Sea.