Caribbean Latest Tropical Storm Bret Spreading Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Windward Islands

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Tropical Storm Bret formed Monday afternoon in the open Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of northeastern Venezuela.

Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected in these areas through Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Bret will continue to spread heavy rain and gusty winds across the southern Windward Islands and northeastern Venezuela through Tuesday.

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Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Tropical Storm Bret is currently about 20 miles east-northeast of Isla Margarita, moving swiftly toward the west-northwest.
  • Bret is expected to track across the extreme southeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday.
  • Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of the northeastern coast of Venezuela.
  • Heavy rain, gusty winds and increased seas are expected to be the main threats in these areas into Tuesday.
  • This systemLittle change in strength is expected during the next 12 to 24 hours.

    After passing through the Windward Islands, the forecast calls for this system to weaken into a tropical depression on Wednesday, due to increasing south-southwesterly wind shear and land interaction with Venezuela.

    is no threat to the U.S. mainland.

  • On Monday, there were reports roofs were damaged  on the islands of Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada and some flooding has occurred in southern Trinidad. Tropical storm conditions, including gusty winds and heavy rain, will begin to subside later Tuesday in portions of the southern Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela.

    Total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are currently expected over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela through Tuesday.

    Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for portions of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana, including Isla de Margarita. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

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  • This portion of the Atlantic Basin is an unusual spot for tropical development this early in the season.

    Tropical Storm Bret is an outlier that is only joined by a few tropical systems that have formed in June in the open Atlantic. The system is also somewhat odd because it formed farther south than most tropical cyclones around the globe.

  • Any storms that do form typically track north or northeastward, which brings the Gulf Coast and the Southeast coast in play for potential impacts.
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    On average, there’s one named storm in June in the Atlantic, Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico every one to two years.

    Tropical development in the open Atlantic only happens about once per decade.

    Last June was an outlier, when Bonnie, Colin and Danielle all spun through the Atlantic Basin as tropical storms.

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Tropical trouble? Storms could spin up in Atlantic, Caribbean

Two separate systems — one in the western Caribbean, the other in the central tropical Atlantic — could develop into tropical storms within the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Two separate systems — one in the western Caribbean, the other in the central tropical Atlantic — could develop into tropical storms within the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.

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The center said there’s a 60% chance the Caribbean system will become a tropical storm within the next five days, and a 50% chance of development for the Atlantic one.

The first storm, a slowly budding tropical system now in the western Caribbean Sea, will slowly drift across the Yucatan Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days, AccuWeather said. As it passes over the Yucatan, torrential rainfall and mudslides are possible in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

After emerging into the Gulf, the storm could potentially move toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The storm is not forecast to become a hurricane, which occurs when winds reach 74 mph.
“It’s not so uncommon to get a named storm in the Atlantic during June,” Weather Underground said, noting Colin and Danielle developed during the month in 2016 and were the earliest C and D storms on record.

“But it’s remarkable to have two potential tropical cyclones at the same time during mid-June,” the website added.

The next names on the list of tropical storms in the Atlantic basin for 2017 are Bret and Cindy, after Arlene formed in April.
Source USAToday