The potential tropical cyclone 9 continues its passage towards the Caribbean and is located about 385 miles or 615 kilometers from San Juan according to the most recent bulletin of the National Hurricane Center (CNH).  The CNH reports that the phenomenon would be near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands tonight. Between 3 and 6 inches of rain are expected, although in some isolated places it will increase to 10 inches.
At this time, the atmospheric phenomenon is maintained with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and is found at latitude 15.3 and at length 61.3. It moves about 23 miles per hour from west to northwest.
Jul 29 | 5 AM: Tropical Storm Warning issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tropical Storm Warning for Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands. #prwx #usviwx pic.twitter.com/lYoEfP5Tpd
– NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) July 29, 2020
The phenomenon is expected to strengthen during the hours to come and possibly weaken on Thursday once it makes landfall somewhere in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico remains under a tropical storm warning, so the island is expected to experience tropical storm conditions in the next 48 hours.