Hurricane watches issued for lesser Antilles, warnings likely Tuesday night


By Caribbean News Now contributor

MIAMI, USA — Hurricane warnings were likely to be issued on Tuesday night as Tropical Storm Isaac approached the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane watch is currently in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Antigua, Montserrat and St Kitts and Nevis. Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Isaac.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 670 miles (1,075 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

On the forecast track, Isaac is anticipated to move near or over the…

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