A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA.
At 5:00 pm today the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 11.5 degrees north, longitude 54.2 degrees west or about 485 miles or 780 kilometers east-southeast of Saint Lucia.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph or 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength by Tuesday over the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles or 55 kilometers from the center.