At a Glance
- Tropical Storm Fiona will move through the northeastern Caribbean.
- It will produce flooding rain and strong wind gusts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
- Fiona could become a hurricane when it is near Puerto Rico.
- It’s unlikely that Fiona will ever become a mainland U.S. threat.
Tropical Storm Fiona is producing flooding rainfall and strong wind gusts in the northeastern Caribbean and it may strengthen into a hurricane as it tracks near Puerto Rico.
A hurricane warning has been issued for Puerto Rico and a hurricane watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Here’s what we know about Fiona’s threats to the Caribbean and what the storm could mean down the road for the mainland United States.
Latest Status And Forecast
Fiona’s center is now located around 145 miles southeast of Puerto Rico after passing over Guadeloupe last night.
Tropical storm force gusts are beginning in the U.S. territories. Recently, a station on St. Croix reported a gust to 45 mph.
By Dánica Coto | Associated Press HAVANA — Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to become a hurricane as it neared Puerto Rico on Saturday, threatening to dump up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain as people braced for potential landslides, severe flooding and power outages. The storm previously battered various eastern Caribbean islands, with…Puerto Rico under hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Fiona approaches — Redlands Daily Facts