Tropical Storm Fiona Originates In The Atlantic And Heads For The Caribbean

The National Weather Service predicted that certain parts of the northern Leeward Islands might see tropical storm conditions by Friday night.

There is currently a watch in effect for tropical storms in this area.

Friday afternoon is when the Leeward Islands will begin to experience the heaviest of Fiona's rain.

The British Virgin Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and eastern Hispaniola will expect rain on Saturday and into the early morning hours of Sunday.

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Rain has the potential to cause flash flooding and urban flooding, in addition to mudslides in isolated areas of higher terrain.

There is a good chance that tropical storm watches will be issued for portions of these locations later on Thursday.

The sixth named storm of the season is called Fiona.

Forecasters estimated that it was around 580 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving at a speed of 12 mph, and packing maximum sustained winds of roughly 50 mph when they last checked its position.

It is anticipated that there would be little variation in intensity over the following few days.

It is anticipated that the northern Leeward Islands will receive total rainfall accumulations of between 3 and 6 inches, with some locations receiving even greater amounts.

It is anticipated that the northern Leeward Islands will be impacted by swells from Tropical Storm Fiona by the early hours of Friday morning. These swells may generate life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Fox News.

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