August 16, 2008 in Nation/World

Tropical storm in Caribbean


MIAMI – Forecasters on Friday evening upgraded the status of a strong tropical weather system currently over the Dominican Republic.

Tropical Storm Fay – the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – was dumping rain and blowing 40 mph wind gusts as it swept across Hispaniola toward Haiti. The governments of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba issued tropical storm warnings.

The system will likely affect Cuba sometime today, and Florida could take a hit by early next week. The latest forecast tracks show Fay approaching the Florida Keys sometime Monday night.

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