Storm Expected to Hit Southern Bahamas Thursday

Storm Expected to Hit Southern Bahamas Thursday

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to hit South Eastern Bahamas late Thursday night and then New Providence early Saturday morning, according to meteorologist Basil Dean.

The fast-moving storm is expected to move across Puerto Rico as a Hurricane category one within the next 24 to 36 hours.

Dean predicts that the storm is expected to bring strong rains with wind speed up to 60 to 65 miles per hour.

“If it moves south of Puerto Rico or Hispaniola the mountains have the potential to break it up a bit.

“However, if it misses both of those large land mass then we can possibly see a strong tropical storm coming through the south east Bahamas late Thursday night and Friday morning.

As for other tropical systems, Dean reminds that we are in the peak of the hurricane season and while it may not be of concern now, there is another tropical depression forming in Bermuda.

Dean suggest that the hurricane may deteriorate as early as Wednesday

Dean suggests that Bahamians prepare for the hurricane particularly those in Inagua, Mayaguana, and Acklins as soon as possible…

“We look at tropical storm winds at 60 – 65 winds mph.

“This storm is a very compact storm, a very small storm, the maximum sustained winds extend about 45 miles out from the center meaning that the storm would have to come extremely close to feel the strong winds.

“Rainfall will perhaps be the most significant feature of the storm.

“Bahamians need to prepare, as we move through, you want to ensure that all the necessary preparations have been taken care of event though we only have a couple of days.