(PRESS RELEASE) – Moisture and instability in the lower atmosphere around the Eastern Caribbean region will cause some showery periods and possibly isolated thunderstorms over the islands during the next 24 hours.
At 5 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm Sebastien was located near latitude 21.0 north, longitude 61.0 west, or about 235 miles or 380 kilometers northeast of the northern Leeward islands. Sebastien is moving toward the northwest near eight miles per hour or 13 kilometers per hour. A turn to the north northwest and north is expected later today. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour or 85 kilometers per hour, with higher gusts.
Sebastien is forecast to remain over the open Atlantic Ocean and is not expected to pose a direct threat to our region.