LOCATION…10.7N 49.1W ABOUT 725 MI…1165 KM ESE OF BARBADOS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H.
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H MINIMUM.
CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.7 North, longitude 49.1 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Sunday, and that motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).