MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Sandy formed Monday evening and started to strengthen, but didn’t move much throughout the day Tuesday.
The system initially formed over the southwestern Caribbean Sea Monday morning, before strengthening into a tropical storm Monday evening.
At 11 p.m., the system was located 385 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica with top sustained winds of 45 mph with higher gusts.
The system was stationary.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Jamaica and Haiti.
The storm is expected to drift westward Monday and Monday night but on Tuesday, it’s expected to turn to the north-northeast.
On this forecast track, the center should approach Jamaica Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
Sandy is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches across Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Eastern Cuba.