Tropical Storm Fiona has moved across the Leeward Islands on Friday night into Saturday, with showers and thunderstorms trailing the center of circulation. Strong winds, heavy rainfall, and large waves associated with swells and storm surge affected the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles, with trailing showers and thunderstorms persisting through Saturday. In addition, trailing convergence is forecast to affect T&T and the Windwards into the weekend, bringing showers and thunderstorms, particularly on Saturday that move from the south to the north.
What you need to know
— The Latest on Fiona: Tropical Storm Fiona’s center is south of the easternmost islands of the Leewards, and west of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, moving west at 20 KM/H. Fiona has maximum sustained winds of 95 KM/H with gusts to 120 KM/H. Tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 205 kilometers outwards from the center, mainly east of the center of circulation.
— Watches & Warnings: Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for a number of islands for the Greater Antilles east of Hispanola, with warnings gradually being lifted for the Leewards as Fiona moves west. Hurricane watches have been issued for Puerto Rico and parts of the Dominican Republic. For Trinidad and Tobago, there are no alerts, watches, or warnings in effect from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service at this time.
— Hazards: Flooding rainfall is forecast across the northern Windwards, the Leewards, and the easternmost islands of the Greater Antilles with mudslides/landslides in elevated areas. Tropical storm conditions are expected across islands under tropical storm warnings, while tropical storm conditions are possible for islands under tropical storm watches. Hurricane conditions are possible in areas under hurricane watches. Storm surge and swells are forecast to affect countries between the northern Windward Islands to the easternmost areas of the Bahamas over the weekend. For Trinidad and Tobago, initially hot temperatures, then street/flash flooding and gusty winds up to and over 45 KM/H accompanying heavier showers and thunderstorms., mainly on Saturday and, to a lesser extent, on Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms are set to move from the south to the north, potentially intensifying along western coastal Trinidad and along the East-West corridor of the Northern Range.
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