The center of Tropical Storm Laura is near the south of Vieques and continues its movement west at about 21 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (CNH) in Miami.
At 8:00 am Tomorrow, Laura was 50 miles south of San Juan and according to CNH she was quite disorganized. Its winds dropped to 40 mph and extended more than 200 miles from the center.
“On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move near Puerto Rico this morning, near or over Hispaniola this afternoon and tonight, and near or over the east of Cuba on Sunday and Sunday night, "indicates the CNH.
Tropical storm winds have already been felt in the US Virgin Islands. A 44 mph gust was reported in Santa Cruz.
#Laura Recent wind gusts observations across the USVI | Recent observations of gusty winds through the US Virgin Islands:
💨Cotton Valley, St. Croix: 44 mph
💨Airport (Airport) St. Thomas: 37 mph
– NWS San Juan (@ NWSSanJuan) August 22, 2020
5 AM Aug 22, 2020: Potential Impacts of Tropical Storm Laura.
Potential Impacts of Tropical Storm Laura. #prwx #usviwx pic.twitter.com/VERI5vimAT[19659009:)NWSSanJuan(@NWSSanJuan) August 22, 2020
The biggest risk with this system is that rain of between three and six inches and accumulations of up to 8 inches are expected inches in some areas.