By BBN Staff:The Hurricane Hunter aircraft located the center of the nearby tropical disturbance causing increased rainfall in the region and found it to have developed into a tropical storm today.
Tropical storm Bret is moving toward the west-northwest near 30 mph (48 km/h) and is expected to continue at a slightly slower speed over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada,Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Bret’s maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, mainly north of the center.
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