Tropical Storm Grace quickly heading towards Leeward Islands

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Tropical Storm Grace is moving quickly Westward toward the Leeward Islands. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Tropical Storm Grace is moving quickly Westward toward the Leeward Islands. 

Tropical Storm Grace has been formed about 400 miles east of the Leeward Islands. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center informed. 

The tropical storm conditions are expected in the regions of Leeward Islands by tonight or by Sunday. NHC has further informed that there is a high possibility of tropical storm conditions over the British Virgin Islands on Sunday. 

The strong winds would then move towards westwards to the Dominican Republic on Sunday night and on Monday as well. 

The NHC has further noted that heavy rainfall can lead to urban flash flooding over the Leeward and as well as the Virgin Islands. While throughout Puerto Rico, heavy rainfall might lead to flash, urban and small stream flooding. Chances of mudslides in the key areas are also possible. 

While there is also a risk of wind and rainfall affects the island of Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Southern Bahamas, Florida and Cuba by next week. The NHC has also advised the regions to continuously monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Grace. 

Additionally, Heavy rains are expected to be produced by Tropical Depression Fred in South Florida this weekend. While eastern and central Cuba is already witnessing heavy rainfall. 

Advisory has been issued for the various regions such as – US virgin islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, 

Montserrat, British virgin islands, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, and Sint Maarten.  

It is expected that Tropical Depression Fred would bring heavy rainfall and flooding in the key areas. 

The National Hurricane Center is continuously providing an update on the Tropical Storm Grace and Tropical Depression Fred.