Tropical Storm Grace strengthens as it approaches the Caribbean

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Grace got "a little stronger" Saturday morning as it approached the Caribbean.
At 23 miles an hour, the storm is heading towards the Leeward Islands. As Grace approaches the group of islands, storm conditions will likely worsen over the next few days. These include Anguilla and St. Marteen in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Barthelemy and Saba, Sint Eustatius in the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis in Barbuda, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Barthelemy and St. Barthelemy in the British Virgin Islands.

All of these islands, as well as Puerto Rico, are under tropical storm warnings.

According to the National Hurricane Center, these areas could experience tropical storm conditions within the next 36 hours.

The National Hurricane Center says that Grace is still "producing tropical storm-force winds" and that the storm is "not very organized" as of Saturday afternoon.

The storm center is expected to pass over the Leeward Islands on Saturday night and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Sunday.

Grace has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph with higher gusts. According to the National Hurricane Center, Grace will strengthen over the next day but Grace's winds could weaken as it moves across the Greater Antilles Sunday night into Monday night.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the Dominican Republic is currently under a tropical hurricane watch and could feel the effects from Grace on Monday. Meanwhile, storm conditions could affect the southeastern Bahamas or Cuba on Tuesday.

Grace could bring rain to the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands. This could cause scattered flash flooding and flash floods. Floods and mudslides could also be caused by heavy rainfall in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic.

Heavy rainfall from Grace could affect parts of Cuba, Florida, and the Bahamas by mid-to late next week.

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Grace could bring severe storm conditions to Florida, as Tropical Storm Fred was downgraded to a tropical hurricane Saturday morning.

Fred's relics are expected to pass west of Florida Keys Saturday afternoon, as the ship moves towards the eastern Gulf of Mexico beginning Saturday night.

Since Fred's remnants could reorganize into tropical depressions on Sunday, and then gradually become a tropical storm again, the National Hurricane Center will continue monitoring them.

Fred will then be expected to travel inland over the Gulf of Mexico's northern portion on Monday night.