Alert #2 on potential Tropical Cyclone six issued by The Bahamas department of meteorology, Monday 9th August, 2021, at 9 PM EDT.
The disturbance is nearing the leeward islands…forecast to become a tropical storm tonight and could begin to affect the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands by Thursday morning…
A tropical storm alert is now in effect for the islands of the southeast Bahamas. This includes the islands of Inagua, mayaguana, Acklins and Crooked Island, Samana Cay, Long Cay and Ragged Island, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A tropical storm alert means that tropical storm conditions could be experienced in the mentioned islands within 60 hours.
At 8 pm edt, the center of the disturbance was located near latitude 14.7 degrees north and longitude 60.1 degrees west, or about 90 miles east-southeast of Dominica, or 990 miles east-southeast of Matthew Town Inagua, or 860 mile East-Southeast of Grand Turk, and 1335 miles east-Southeast of New Providence.
The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph and this general motion is expected to continue during the next few days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to be near or over Hispaniola on Wednesday, and begin to affect the Turks and Caicos islands and the Southeast Bahamas by Thursday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next day or two and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm overnight.
Residents in the southeast Bahamas and the Turks and caicos islands should begin to make preparation for the possibility of tropical storm conditions beginning early Thursday morning.
Issued by: Gregory D Thompson (CCO)