Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Tropical Storm Chantal Heading Our Way
Tropical storm conditions were experienced in the Windward Islands Tuesday and may be felt in Puerto Rico into early Wednesday. Additionally, Chantal is expected to affect portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico and parts of the Dominican Republic, along with a number of islands in the Lesser Antilles, including Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. Other areas, including Haiti and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are under tropical storm watches.
Residents in the southern United States, particularly Florida, should pay attention and be prepared. Current forecasts place the center of TS Chantal over the Bahamas Friday into early Saturday, but portions of Florida could feel its affects at the end of the week.
Will TS Chantal scramble cruise ships in the Bahamas and Caribbean? We'll keep you posted.
Posted by Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva