Dorian Moves Towards Puerto Rico, Hispanola

Tropical Storm Dorian continues to take aim at islands in the Caribbean as it moves away from the Windward Islands Tuesday.

Hurricane watches and tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect for areas that include Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Dorian's maximum winds were at 50 miles per hour as of the 10 a.m. update as it moved west-northwest at 50 miles per hour.

How strong Dorian will be by the end of the week will depend on where the storm passes over the island of Hispanola, which features mountainous terrain that can disrupt tropical systems. For now, the National Hurricane Center is keeping Dorian as a strong tropical storm through the weekend as it moves through the Bahamas and towards the Florida coast, while admitting there is uncertainity in that forecast.

Also in the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Six is expected to become Tropical Storm Erin by Wednesday. It will remain over water and is not a threat to land.

Photos: NOAA/National Hurricane Center

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