TS Teddy expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday


by: September 14, 2020

Unstable conditions are expected to produce occasional cloudiness, scattered showers and possible thunderstorm activity across portions of the Lesser Antilles during the next 12 hours. Light winds could trigger some localized showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across the island mainly during the afternoon. People in areas prone to flooding should exercise caution.

Meanwhile, at 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Teddy was located about 1170 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west at 14mph. Teddy is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow and could reach major hurricane strength by Thursday. A west northwestward motion is expected by tonight with a turn towards the northwest expected by Wednesday. Based on the current projected track, this system is not expected to pose a direct threat to Dominica. However, residents should keep updated on its progress.

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At 6am this morning, tropical depression number twenty-one formed in the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic and at 11am strengthened into Tropical Storm Vicky, the twentieth named storm of the season. Vicky is expected to be short-lived and remain over the open waters of the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic.

Moderate seas are expected during the next 24 hours with waves peaking near 7.0ft. Small craft operators and sea bathers, particularly on the east coast, should exercise some caution. A deterioration in sea conditions can be expected by Wednesday as Tropical Storm Teddy moves closer to the area.

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