Tropical Storm Dorian has strengthened as it moves toward the Lesser Antilles.
Residents in these areas should refer to local government officials and products from their local meteorological service for additional information.
Dorian is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rainfall across portions of the Lesser Antilles, with isolated amounts as high as 6 inches. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday that Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen and turn into a hurricane by Tuesday with potentially 65mph winds.
As of 5 p.m. EDT Sunday, Dorian's center was located about 375 miles (605 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and was moving westward at 14 mph (23 kph). Maximum sustained winds had increased to 50 mph (85 kph).
While it is too soon to determine the specific time or magnitude of possible direct impacts in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Virgin Islands those areas should keep an eye on Dorian's progress.