MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The outer bands of Tropical Storm Rene are still affecting the northwestern Cabo Verde Islands.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the system was about 140 miles west-southwest of Santo Antao, Cabo Verde Islands.

Rene was moving toward the west near 16 mph, and a motion toward the west to west-northwest is expected over the next few days.

On the forecast track, the center of Rene will move away from the Cabo Verde Islands on Tuesday.

The storm has sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.

Little change in strength is expected on Tuesday, followed by gradual strengthening on Thursday and Friday. Rene is forecast to
become a hurricane in a couple of days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Cabo Verde Islands

Tropical storm conditions are still occurring over the western portion of the Cabo Verde Islands. These winds will subside late Tuesday.