Tropical Storm Maria threatens Caribbean; storm could rapidly strengthen, forecaster says

In this Sept. 8 image NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea Tropical Storm Jose in the Atlantic Ocean and Tropical Storm Katia in the Gulf of Mexico

In this Sept. 8 image NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea Tropical Storm Jose in the Atlantic Ocean and Tropical Storm Katia in the Gulf of Mexico

How far north it sweeps toward the Martimes is still up for debate amongst the models, although at the very least Atlantic Canada should expect rough surf, large swells, and potentially rip currents.

Hurricane-force winds extend 35 miles from the storm's center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 140 miles from its center. Maria is expected to be a hurricane as it moves through the islands by early next week.

The formation of Tropical Storm Maria has prompted tropical storm and hurricane watches to already be posted for the Lesser Antilles, and includes Barbuda, which was just devastated by Hurricane Irma.

After a week hovering around the Bermuda Triangle, Hurricane Jose is on the move, and may take a swipe at the NY area late Monday into early Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning, and is likely to move toward the Caribbean Islands over the course of the week.

Norma was expected to resume motion toward the north and approach waters west of the peninsula late Sunday or early Monday.

Maria is moving toward the west near 20 miles per hour (31 km/h). Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

To the west, another disturbance prompted tropical storm watches for a portion of the Lesser Antilles. The system is about 755 miles (1215 kilometers) east of the area, and the governments of St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe have issued watches.

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The National Weather Service said a gauge at Trilby in Pasco County is at 16.33 feet with the major flood stage is at 16.5 feet.

Maria is now expected to bring tropical storm conditions to parts of the Leeward Islands on Monday, with hurricane conditions possible by Monday night or Tuesday.

In addition to Maria, there were two other named storms in the Atlantic on Saturday.

Forecasters said it could also cause swells and life-threatening conditions in Bermuda, the Bahamas, northern Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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If Jose stays on its current track, its center will be about 200 miles east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina by Monday night, September 18 and about 200 miles east of the Jersey Shore by Tuesday night, September 19.

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