Tropical Storm Tomas formed in the Atlantic Friday and could strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm, which was reported as the 19th named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, formed southeast of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, the center said. It was located about 200 miles southeast of Barbados Friday afternoon.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. The government of Barbados issued a tropical storm watch for Dominica, the hurricane center said.
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