Tropical Storm Bret: Chances of strong winds, flooding rainfall, landslides in Windwards 

Tropical Storm Bret will bring strong winds, flooding rainfall, landslides and rough waves to the Windwards. Showers and Thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles is associated with a Tropical Wave. 

Tropical Storm Bret: Chances of strong winds, flooding rainfall, landslides in Windwards 
Tropical Storm Bret: Chances of strong winds, flooding rainfall, landslides in Windwards 

Caribbean: Tropical Storm Bret will bring strong winds, flooding rainfall, landslides and rough waves to the Windwards. Showers and Thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles is associated with a Tropical Wave. 

This system is not associated with Tropical Storm Bret. The Wave continues to produce areas of showers and thunderstorms mainly over Dominica southward to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

– As the day progresses, showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast to continue over these islands as well as Trinidad and Tobago. 

GUSTY WINDS, STREET AND FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS: 

Tropical Storm Bret in the latest update at 5am from the National Hurricane Center was centered near 12.8°N 51.4°W moving toward the West at 16 mph. Minimum Central Pressure is 1001 mb and winds have increased to 60 mph. This makes Bret a STRONG Tropical Storm.

-Bret is forecast to move across the Lesser Antilles, mainly the Central Windward Islands from Thursday afternoon into Friday. Tropical Storm Watches are currently in effect for Barbados, Dominica, Martinique & St. Lucia.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Bret. Additional watches or warnings will likely be required for these islands today.

Through Saturday, storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches with maximum amounts of 10 inches are possible across portions of the Lesser Antilles from Guadeloupe south to Grenada, including Barbados. The heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, especially across areas of higher terrain. Isolated urban flooding is also possible.

Tropical storm Bret has slowed on development, so high pressure of the North Atlantic is pushing it further south. If development does not increase by tomorrow, Barbados and nearby islands will be of most concern, with outer bands affecting Grenada, Tobago, and possibly Northern Trinidad. 

Since development has slowed, outer clouds and pockets of moisture that escaped the rotation can affect the islands tomorrow. Within the pockets, there will be isolated showers and thunderstorms. Landfall is expected on Thursday unless there are changes in it’s development. 

It is rare for 2 storms to be close by together and survive fully. With both being close by, the stronger one usually survives while the weaker one eventually falls apart and joins the surviving system, which can be the case with Bret and invest 93L. 

Invest 93L has lost some of its momentum and might join Bret unless more distance is created between both systems.