Miami, August 2, CMC – Tropical Depression five continued to make its way towards the Windwards Island, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center reported in its 11 am update Thursday.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe.
The forecasters said the depression which was located at 13.0 north, 54.3 west or 450 miles east of the Windward Islands, is moving towards the west near 20 miles per hour.
“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph…with higher gusts. Little change in strength is likely for the next day or so…but some strengthening is expected thereafter.”
“This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours,” the NHC said.
The weather officials advise interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles to monitor the progress of the system.