MIAMI (CBS4) – The center of Tropical Storm Maria is expected to pass well east of the Bahamas.

At 5 a.m., the center of the system was about 165 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The storm’s maximum sustained winds were 60 mph; tropical storm force winds extended outward 200 miles to the north and east of Maria’s center.

The storm was moving to the northwest, away from the northeastern Caribbean islands, at 9 mph.

There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for this storm.  On the forecast track, the center of Maria will pass well east of the southern Bahamas by Monday night into Tuesday.

Rainfall from Maria is expected to be up to 4 inches, with up to six inches in isolated areas, over portions of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.


You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.

You can also check on preps for tropical weather with checklists, shutter advice, and even preparation videos at CBSMiami Hurricane Preps


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