August 1, 2014

Bertha Approaching Virgin Islands

Based upon the latest position and forecast track, Tropical Storm Bertha is projected to pass within 100 miles of the British Virgin Islands in the next 12-24 hours. As a result skies will become increasingly cloudy with periods of moderate to heavy showers and isolated to scattered thunderstorms. These showers could cause flash flooding and landslides. As a result, a flash flood watch/warning may become necessary for the islands later this evening.

Bertha Approaching Lesser Antilles

Jeff Masters, Weather Underground: "I don't see Bertha being stronger than a 60 mph tropical storm as it affects Puerto RIco and the Dominican Republic. Two of our best intensity models, the GFDL and HWRF, predicted in their 06Z Friday runs that Bertha would have winds of about 40 mph as it passed over Puerto Rico on Saturday."