Tropical storm Bonnie heads towards Bahamas

| 23/07/2010

(CNS): A tropical storm warning remains in effect this even for central and northwestern Bahamas and parts of Florida including the Keys as Bonnie which formed into the season second tropical storm this afternoon continued on its northwest path. at 8:00 pm EDT the centre of Tropical Storm Bonnie was located near latitude 23.1 north longitude 75.9 west. The storm is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph and a turn toward the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts and the NHC in Miami said that slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread over the central and northwestern Bahamas tonight and Friday. Weather conditions will begin to deteriorate on the Florida coast and Florida Keys within the warning area Friday morning.
Bonnie is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over south Florida with possible isolated maximum amounts of 5 to 6 inches. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected over the central and northwest Bahamas with possible isolated amounts of 5 to 7 inches.
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