At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located by satellite and Martinique radar near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 58.3 West. About 95 mi…155 km ESE of Barbados about 205 mi…325 km ESE of St. Lucia.
Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight, and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it passes through the northern Windward Islands on Tuesday, and it is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.
Dorian is a small tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 8 inches in the Windward Islands from Martinique south to St. Vincent, including Barbados. Isolated maximum totals of 10 inches are possible across the northern Windward Islands. Rainfall totals
of 1 to 3 inches are expected from the Grenadines, south to Grenada and across Dominica.
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible tonight and early Tuesday within the Hurricane Watch area in the Lesser Antilles. Tropical storm conditions are likely in the warning area by late today. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area by tonight or Tuesday.
SURF: Swells generated by Dorian will be affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles by late today. These swells could cause life- threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Dorian is expected to bring showers and thundershowers to the state of Grenada (mainly the northern parts) by Monday night into Tuesday. As such, the Met Office has issued a low chance of flooding for the northern part of the state by Tuesday morning.
Citizens are advised to closely follow the advisories issued by NaDMA and adopt all necessary measures to preserve life and property.
NaDMA together with the technical advice of the Meteorological office will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian and update the public.
For additional information, please contact the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) on 440-8390-4 & 440-0838, or email address firstname.lastname@example.org.