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Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens, Saint Lucia and Lesser Antilles to Brace for Impact

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 57.4 West.

Harvey is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and a continued westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, Harvey should
move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the Lesser Antilles within the warning area by early Friday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the watch area on Friday.

RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches across portions of the Windward Islands from
Martinique southward to Grenada.

These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

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