MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Helene continues to move toward the west and tropical storm conditions and heavy rainfall are expected in the Cabo Verde Islands Saturday night.
At 11:00 p.m., the center of the system was about 155 miles southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.
Helene is moving toward the west near 13 mph with maximum sustained winds remain at 60 mph with higher gusts.
The system is expected to turn toward the west-northwest by Monday at about the same rate of forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Helene is anticipated to become a hurricane on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.
There is Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the Cabo Verde Islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.