Trinidad & Tobago, June 20, 2017 – Tropical Storm Bret was drenching Trinidad last night as residents endured a thing they rarely, even never ever do: an Atlantic cyclone.
“Please, please, please guys we have honestly no idea how this thing is going to turn out, what is going to take place, and we just have to basically trust in God right not that yes the storm is going to pass, but we’re going to be able to withstand what may come our way.”
Grenada is in the cross hairs too, so are other Winward Islands like Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and the South American country of Venezuela. And while Bret is dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain and creating 9 foot swells, forced schools and government offices to close and continues to move WNW at 21mph, it is expected that western United States will see that other strong system in the Atlantic Basin evolve to become Tropical Storm Cindy and it could be today.
A tropical storm warning is issued for from Intracoastal City, Louisiana eastward to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Lousiana-Mississippi border. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from west of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas.
The pulse is reporting that, “Forecasters now say there’s an 80 percent chance that the system will strengthen into a tropical storm — which would likely be named Tropical Storm Cindy — within the next several days. Florida and Alabama aren’t out of the woods, however; the National Weather Service in Mobile issued a bulletin Monday afternoon, saying that “significant weather impacts are expected across our region as all of the heavy weather will be well east of the [storm’s] center.”
Rainfall could be from 4 to 10 inches with dangerous surf conditions today and flash flood warnings from tonight into Thursday.