Tropical Storm Grace is expected to move over the Leeward Islands tonight into Sunday morning

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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Grace was located near latitude 16.2 North, longitude 57.9 West.  Grace is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h).

 

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 tonight, 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.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) 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.

 

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

 

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

 

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