Tropical Storm Earl continues to gain strength in the Carribean

There are several features we continue to track across the Atlantic basin at this time.

Danielle continues to slowly meander over the central Atlantic. The storm has lost wind intensity and is now a tropical storm once again.

The storm however, is forecast to become a hurricane once again later on Saturday. Danielle will continue to drift off to the west, well east of Bermuda and to the west of the Azores. By early next week, Danielle will begin to push northeastward and into cooler water with increased wind shear.

This will bring a decrease in wind intensity during the early to middle portions of next week as the storm moves into a less favorable environment. Shipping interests will be impacted by very rough seas and waves as Danielle remains over the North Atlantic through next week.

Tropical Storm Earl continues to move westward north of the Leeward Islands. As Earl remains somewhat disorganized, with most of the rain east of the center of the storm, any increase in wind intensity will be slow.

Though the center of Earl will remain northeast of the Caribbean Islands, rain and wind will move westward from Guadeloupe through Puerto Rico into Sunday night. Heavy rain could bring a threat for flooding, while gusty winds could also cause isolated damage and downed trees and power lines.

Into early next week, Earl will push northwestward before an expected turn to the northeast by the middle of next week.

Any interests in the northern Caribbean, the eastern Bahamas and Bermuda will need to monitor the track of Earl.

Earl will brush the northeastern islands of the Caribbean as bands of rain move across the islands through Monday. Most locations will have a general 1-2 inches (25-50 mm) of rain.

Earl will remain offshore of the islands of the northeastern Caribbean, though winds will affect some of the islands close to the track. Winds of 40-60 mph (60-100 km/h) can affect the islands from northern Guadeloupe through the British Virgin Islands.

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