MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Karen’s gusty winds and flooding rains are still affecting parts of the southern Windward Islands.

At 4:30 p.m., the center of the storm was about 85 miles northwest of Grenada.

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It was moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts.

A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur later Sunday night or on Monday, followed by a turn toward the north on Tuesday.

On the forecast track, the center of Karen will continue to move away from the Windward Islands Sunday evening, and then move across the eastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Monday.

On Tuesday, Karen is expected to pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.


Tropical Storm Warning in effect for:

  • Grenada and its dependencies
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tropical Storm Watch in effect for:

  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • British Virgin Islands

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area through Sunday afternoon or evening.  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area beginning on Tuesday.

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Karen is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain in the Windward Islands, 1 to 3 inches in the Leeward Islands and 1 to 3 inches in the far northeastern Venezuela and Barbados through Wednesday.