Update On Tropical Storm Gonzalo

PR – A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Grenada. 

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 to 36 hours. 


Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Gonzalo’s maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible before Gonzalo reaches the southern Windward Islands. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea and the system is forecast to dissipate early next week. 

The center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo is forecast to move across the Windward Islands on Saturday afternoon (center near 11.4N 61.1W) with maximum sustained winds of 40 kt, gusting to 50 kt. Storm force winds are expected to arrive as early as Saturday morning over the Lesser Antilles. Weather models suggest the center of the storm will pass between Grenada and St. Vincent. However, due to model uncertainty, it can possibly pass as low as south of Grenada to as high as just north of St. Lucia as a strong tropical storm. 

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is expected to bring cloudy and very windy conditions with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers to Grenada by Saturday morning into afternoon with possible flooding and landslides in areas so prone.