Tropical Storm Don speeding toward Windward Islands; landfall expected tonight

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for St Lucia as a quickly moving tropical storm Don speeds toward the Windward Islands.

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, the centre of the system was about 318 miles east-southeast of St Lucia, according to the St Lucia Met Service.

Don is moving toward the west near 18 mph.

This general motion, with an increase in forward speed, is expected through Wednesday evening, forecasters say.

The tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with some higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the centre.

The National Hurricane Centre in Miami says some strengthening is possible through tonight while Don approaches the Windward Islands.

Weakening is expected on Wednesday while Don moves across the south-eastern Caribbean Sea.

Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across Barbados and the southern Windward Islands through Wednesday morning.

Experts warn that these rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Grenada
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • St Lucia
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire

19 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Lord save us!

  2. anne-from-England
    July 18, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Stay Safe everyone – may it pass well south of all the islands….

  3. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Now alone we does know Lord

    1. Smh
      July 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Be nice….lol

    2. LucianGemini
      July 18, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Amen!

  4. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

    St.lucians and all their bachannal !! There you go again

    1. Anonymous
      July 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

      All the road wining brings storms at wining speeds! Lucians we are loved, storms are here to stop us from our own mad vices!

      1. Anonymous
        July 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

        No nature’s calling .it must happen.but it affecting Grenada and the other smaller islands more than St.lucia where there is no baccanal wining idiot learn about the earth.urricanes cyclones earthquakes… must happen that’s nature calling

      2. Bacchus
        July 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

        Somebody didn’t get a costume this year.

  5. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Whatsabout grGrenada and Trinidad where the storm affecting more dey don’t have carnival or baccanal.idiot
    Nature calling.these things are part of nature.hurricane cyclone eartquake…….

  6. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Remember our tongue is worse than any Storm .complaining about every thing cretisizing every thing. Opposing every thing let’s see how we can critisize this Storm.

  7. Relentless
    July 18, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Watch is downgraded. Folks carry on feting!

  8. Jabal
    July 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    If Vinci is on Warning so is Vieux Fort!
    So Gros Islet and Castries on Watch…
    So Mass up

  9. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Party hearty, Fook the rest!

  10. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Lord send rain . .so suck and jnock it shoyld get airtime

  11. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Saint Lucia needs a washing and a serious one too. So we can hear some good comments.

  12. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    JEHOVAH you have done it again,thank you O GOD.

  13. Anonymous
    July 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    This didn’t move the revellers. SMH.

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