Two named tropical storms in the Caribbean sea being closely monitored

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016. 7:51 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: Tropical storm Lisa is causing rainfall in the eastern Caribbean while tropical storm Karl does not pose any immediate threat to land. However, both storms are expected to gain strength over the next few days.

Karl is moving westward at 14 miles per hour (mph), with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph. Forecasters expect the storm to not only gain strength, but also to gain speed as it continues moving west-northwest.

Tropical storm Lisa has strengthened a bit over the open Atlantic and it is expected to continue strengthening today. It was about 465 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands and boasting maximum sustained winds at 45 mph.

Forecasters expect Lisa to begin weakening on Thursday, as the storm continues moving toward the northwest at about 12 mph.

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