Tropical Storm Fiona, the season’s sixth named storm, fashioned within the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday night and forecasters on the U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Middle issued tropical storm warnings for a number of islands.
Tropical Storm Fiona was situated about 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands, and tropical storm watches had been issued for Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, and Anguilla, forecasters stated.
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“Pursuits within the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico ought to monitor the progress of this technique,” the company stated.
At 11 p.m. EDT, the melancholy was transferring at 16 mph (26 kph) with most sustained winds of about 50 mph (85 kph), forecasters stated.
“On the forecast observe, the middle of the system is forecast to maneuver by the Leeward Islands on Friday or Friday evening and be close to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this weekend,” the hurricane middle advisory stated.