19 June 2017 - bulletin 326

Updated at 2140 GMT
Latest warning for 02L
First warning for 03L
Disturbance update


NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Bret / 02L
Warning 05 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 9.4N 59.8W
Location 225 miles SE of Grenada
Movement 280° (W) at 26 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 80 miles to the north of the centre
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mbar
Threatened landmasses Windward Islands, ABC Islands, Venezuela, Colombia
Next warning from NHC at 0000 GMT

02L is now a tropical cyclone, at tropical storm strength. The storm is headed rapidly west towards the southern Windward Islands and northern South America. The system will intensify to 40 knots, before dissipate off the coast of Colombia, or over Venezuela.

Regional warnings
A tropical storm WARNING is in force for Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada; also for the east coast of Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita.
A tropical storm watch is in force for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacoa

Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches can be expected over the Windward Islands and northeastern Venezuela.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 03L
Warning 01 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 24.7N 88.7W
Location 380 miles SSE of Morgan City, Louisiana
Movement 350° (N) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 70 miles of the centre
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mbar
Threatened landmasses Louisiana, Texas
Next warning from NHC at 0000 GMT

Disturbance 93L is now considered to be a potential tropical cyclone as it moves north into the Gulf of Mexico. The system will likely become an actual tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 45 knots before making landfall along the Gulf coast of the southern USA.

The likelihood of this system becoming an actual tropical cyclone within the 48 hours and 5 days timeframes is HIGH (80%)

Regional warnings
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas

Rainfall totals of 4 to 8, locally up to 10, inches can be expected in southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 2100 GMT
System 93L is now 03L

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