11:00 am 26th August 2019
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA BUT WITH DORIAN STRENGTHENING HURRICANE CONDITIONS MAY BE EXPECTED AS WELL
At 11:00 am today the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 12.3 degrees north, longitude 57.7 degrees west or about 245 miles or 395 kilometers east-southeast of Saint Lucia.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles or 75 kilometers from the center.
Tropical Storm Dorian is moving towards the west or 280 degrees at 14 mph or 22 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to pass near Saint Lucia late today into tonight, and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by on Tuesday