…NEW TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ON DISTURBANCE ISSUED FOR VENEZUELA…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 325 MI…525 KM ESE OF TRINIDAD
ABOUT 405 MI…650 KM SE OF GRENADA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 25 MPH…41 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for that country.
The government of Venezuela has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the east coast of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita.
The government of the Netherlands has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Bonaire.
The government of Aruba has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for that country.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
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DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 8.8 North, longitude 56.8 West. The system is moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). A fast motion toward the west-northwest is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move through the Windward Islands and near the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the disturbance is forecast to be a tropical storm when it moves through the Windward Islands and eastern Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.
Thunderstorm activity associated with the disturbance continues to show signs of organization, and additional development is likely during the next day or so.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach portions of the warning area tonight, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern Venezuela Monday night and Tuesday.