Miami (CBSMiami) – Tropical storm Bertha formed late Thursday evening east of the Southern Lesser Antilles.
As of 11:00 p.m, the system was located about 275 miles East, southeast of Barbados and about 350 miles East, southeast of St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd
The storm is moving West, northwest at 20 miles per hour .
As of 11:00 p.m., the meteorological service of Barbados issued a tropical storm warning for Barbados and Dominica.
The government of St. Lucia issued a tropical storm warning for st. Lucia.
A tropical storm watch was issued for Puerto Rico, vieques, Culebra and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The meteorological service of Barbados issued a tropical storm watch for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commissioners Considering New Measures To Address Crime In Entertainment District
A tropical storm warning could be required for Martinique on Friday morning.
Bertha is expected to pass near Barbados Friday afternoon and move through the central Lesser Antilles Friday evening.
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