PHILIPSBURG:— At 5 AM (0900 UTC), the potential tropical cyclone was centered near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 61.3 West or about 230 miles southeast of St. Maarten. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph (37km/h). This general motion with
A slight reduction in forwarding speed is expected over the next few days.
On this forecast track, the center of the system is forecast to be at its closest at about 135 miles southwest of St. Maarten this afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected today with weakening likely