August 2nd, 2012
05:34 PM ET

Tropical Storm Ernesto moves toward Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to head into the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.

The storm's center was about 295 miles east of the Windward Islands, moving west at about 22 mph, and should be near the Windwards by early Friday, the center said.

Track Tropical Storm Ernesto 

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe. The warnings mean that tropical storm conditions are expected there within the next 24 hours.

Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches, are possible across the Windward Islands through Friday, the center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph, and some slight strengthening is expected from now to Saturday, according to the center.

The Windward Islands are the southern portion of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela and southeast of Puerto Rico

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  1. Bleh64

    Okay, i know i haven't had my first cup of coffee yet, but the article is talking about an ATLANTIC storm named Ernesto forming, but the video feature is for the PACIFIC and a storm named Emila? lol, coffee time, maybe that will help....

    August 3, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Concerned Citizen

    I don't wish 100+ mph hurricane force winds on anyone. Especially if there's a possibility of a fatality. But if there is ANY silver lining, this could give a LOT of needed rain to parts of the USA that have been in a drought for some time.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Evangenital

    I love hurricanes, but can do without power failure; need my A/C.

    August 3, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. irunner

    Great! The last TS left a mess in my yard and overflowed my pool. At least the grass is green.

    August 3, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sheri Lee

    This storm appears it could make landfall in Texas. Somewhere between Galveston and Corpus Christi. But at this time it's way to early to know it will make Landfall. And yes indeed some parts of this country could use the rain. That is the bright side of this.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Strat4jazz

      @Sheri Lee..... this storm presently has no organization, pattern or circulation. It's way to early to assume or plan for this storm to hit land, and you've already got a landing point ? Tap the brake.

      August 3, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
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