Dorian could hit Puerto Rico as a hurricane

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Dorian is near the Windward Islands this morning with wind speeds of 45 knots.

Dorian is near the Windward Islands this morning with wind speeds of 45 knots.

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to impact the Lesser Antilles this morning. Tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect for the area. Rainfall between 3 and 6 inches is expected from Martinique to St. Vincent and could reach 10 inches in isolated areas.

The storm could develop into a hurricane by the time Dorian hits Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the island. Up to 6 inches of rain is possible across Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have also been issued for parts of the Dominican Republic.

Wind and rain impacts are possible in the Bahamas and Florida for later this week and over the weekend.

Puerto Rico is still recovering from hurricane Maria, which hit the island in 2017 and caused millions of dollars in damage, including to the island’s boating infrastructure.

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