Tropical Storm Bret Is Expected to Strengthen into a Hurricane
Tropical Storm Bret, which formed on Monday as the second named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane in the next few days as it moves toward the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said.
Bret formed nearly 1,300 miles east of the southern Windward Islands and by early Tuesday was moving west at 21 miles per hour toward the tropical Atlantic. . “This general motion is expected to to continue for the next several days,” the National Hurricane Center said.
There is uncertainty in the track and which islands could expect the worst impact. Rain, strong winds and storm surge are all risks that could occur in places like the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but it is expected to weaken after it moves into the Caribbean.
Rainfall is expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. About four to six inches is anticipated across parts of Lesser Antilles, extending from Guadeloupe as far south as St. Lucia. The islands of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines may experience roughly two to four inches of…