Alert #3 on Tropical Storm Grace issued by The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology At 6pm Edt, Saturday, 14th August 2021.
Squally weather from grace spreading across the Lesser Antilles. Heavy rainfall across the Lesser and Greater Antilles will be a concern in the coming days.
A Tropical Storm Alert is now in effect for the islands of the southeast Bahamas. This includes the islands of Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Ragged Island, Long Cay, and Samana Cay.
A Tropical Storm Alert is also in effect for The Turks and Caicos Islands.
A Tropical Storm Alert means that tropical storm conditions could be experienced within 60 hours.
At 5PM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Grace was located near latitude 15.9 degrees north and longitude 60.7 degrees west, or about 55 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe, or about 780 miles East-Southeast of Grand Turk, or about 915 miles east-southeast of Matthew Town Inagua, or about 1,250 miles east-southeast of New Providence.
Grace is moving toward the west near 26 MPH.
A motion toward the west-northwest with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected during the next several days. On the forecast track, the center of Grace is expected to move over the leeward islands tonight, near The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday, near or over the Dominican Republic Sunday night, and then near or over Haiti Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 MPH with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so. Grace is likely to weaken while it moves near and across The Greater Antilles Monday and Tuesday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles to the north of the center.
Residents in the southeast Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands should begin to make preparations for possible tropical storm conditions beginning Monday night.
Issued by: Gregory D Thompson (CCO)