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Tropical Storm Grace forms; Fred much weaker

Tropical Weather
Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 12:32:21-04

HAVANA -- Tropical Storm Grace has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, while Fred has weakened considerably.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Grace is centered about 250 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are 45 mph.

It is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by Saturday night.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the British Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, Fred has decreased to a "tropical wave", but is expected to strengthen as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Of Mexico. It may make a landfall near the Florida/Alabama border Monday or Tuesday.