Sint Maarten under a Tropical Storm Watch. Tropical Depression #13 expected to become a Storm. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):— As of 11.00 am on Thursday morning, Sint Maarten is under a Tropical Storm Watch due to the formation of Tropical Depression #13 which as of 11.00 am is located approximately 750 miles east-southeast of the country.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the watch area within 48-hours.

The forecast track has the center of the depression passing about 80 miles north of the country late Friday into Saturday, according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS).

The MDS says that

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