Caribbean islands brace again as storm strengthens to Hurricane Maria

Caribbean islands brace again as storm strengthens to Hurricane Maria

A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day. St. Lucia. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Anguilla. Hurricane watches, in addition to tropical storm warnings and watches, are in effect as well. It is likely to impact the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by midweek as a risky hurricane.

Meanwhile, the NHC in Miami is also monitoring Tropical Storm Lee.

Vázquez said forecasters measured wind gusts of up to 114 miles per hour in the small island of Culebra during Hurricane Irma, which didn't directly hit Puerto Rico.

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Late Sunday afternoon, the NHC upgraded Maria from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. If not, the storm will likely keep heading to the west-northwest.

Rough surf, strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding are possible, and Jose may track close enough to eastern Long Island and Cape Cod to hit those areas with heavy rain and 60 to 70 miles per hour winds. High surf is expected all along the East Coast of the U.S. Jose should take a hard turn into the Atlantic and begin to weaken further by Friday and Saturday.

As of the 5pm advisory Sunday, Maria had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and was moving WNW at 15 miles per hour. Hurricane watches may be extended to those areas by Monday night.

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TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Jose continues to track north over the next several days.

Tropical storm watches are in place for portions of the eastern coast of the United States stretching between DE and MA.

Lee, the third storm in the Atlantic, fizzled from a tropical storm to a tropical depression Sunday, the hurricane center said.

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