MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Grace’s latest track takes it away from South Florida, as it continued to move westward in the Atlantic.
Grace was poorly organized on Saturday night as it neared Guadeloupe, bringing squally weather to the Antilles.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
At 8 p.m., Grace was about 15 miles north of Guadeloupe with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and moving west at 23 mph.
A motion toward the west-northwest with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected during the next several days.
On the forecast track, the center of Grace is expected to move over the Leeward Islands Saturday night, over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday, over the Dominican Republic on Monday, and then between the southeastern Bahamas and Cuba on Tuesday.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.
Grace is likely to weaken while it moves near and across the Greater Antilles Sunday night through Monday night.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat, Saba and Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra.MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
Grace is expected to be close to Florida by next Thursday morning.