Tropical Storm Dorian approaches hurricane strength, on path to brush Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Dorian dumped rain on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean on Tuesday, gathering power on a path to brush past Puerto Rico’s southwest coast and hit the eastern Dominican Republic on Wednesday at near hurricane strength.

A still-uncertain long-term track showed the storm near Florida over the weekend.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and for the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samaná and a tropical storm warning for Martinique.

The center said the storm had maximum sustained winds near 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and was forecast to strengthen during the next 48 hours before passing near or south of the U.S. territory. Read More ….

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