Upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret

Potential Tropical Storm Two has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret, the second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

An Air Force WC-130 invest mission this afternoon into the disturbance was able — after much effort — to find a well-defined closed circulation. Because of this, it is now considered a tropical storm and has been named Bret. It’s centred about 125 miles (200 km) south-east of Trinidad, moving toward the west-northwest at a very quick 30 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning continues for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and the coast of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.

On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach portions of the warning area tonight, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach portions of the warning area tonight, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and Tuesday.

 

National Hurricane Center (USA)

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