Tropical Wave To Affect Grenada

PR – FOR TROPICAL NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, CARIBBEAN SEA AND GULF OF MEXICO AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST: 10 – 20 °N AND 45 – 65 °W 

  1. AN EASTERN ATLANTIC TROPICAL WAVE WITH AXIS ALONG 52W/53W FROM 04N-19N, APPROXIMATELY 550 STATUTE MILES EAST OF GRENADA, IS MOVING WEST AT 15-20 KT, ABOUT 6-8 DEGREES PER DAY. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS FROM 10N-14N BETWEEN 54W-59W. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION IS ELSEWHERE WITHIN 90 NM OF THE WAVE AXIS. THE AXIS OF THIS WAVE IS EXPECTED TO TRAVERSE THE ISLAND CHAIN ON TUESDAY MORNING, PRODUCING INCREASED CLOUDINESS, MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS, GUSTY WINDS, AND A MEDIUM TO HIGH CHANCE OF THUNDERSHOWER. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW, 10%, CHANCE OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE CONTINUES TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM. 
  2. TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD IS CENTERED NEAR 40.8.0N 50.0W AT 11:00 A.M. OR 378 NM SSE OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND, MOVING NE AT 32 KT. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IS 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT. EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL ATLANTIC DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LITTLE SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST WHILE EDOUARD IS FORECAST TO BECOME POST- TROPICAL THIS EVENING. 

ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.