Tropical Storm Tammy has slowed and is expected to pass closer to Barbados.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Barbados. A tropical storm watch is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph; 63 to 118kmh) associated with a tropical storm are possible in the warning area within the next 48 hours.
On its current track, the system is projected to pass approximately 120 miles north of the island on Friday afternoon. Any southward deviation to the projected track can result in the watch being upgraded to a warning at short notice.
At 2 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Tammy was located near 13.5N 56.4W, or approximately 210 miles (335km) east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (55kph).
Tammy has slowed down and is now moving westward at 14mph (22kmh) with a minimum central pressure of 1002 MB.
Marine conditions are forecast to deteriorate from tonight with moderate to rough swells of 2.5m to 3.5m (8ft to 11ft) in open water. As a result, a small craft warning and high surf advisory is in effect for Barbados.
Some shower activity is expected to occur tonight into tomorrow morning. However, shower activity is likely to increase Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
Occasional winds gusting to storm force in moderate to heavy showers associated with feeder bands are possible during that time. The BMS is now forecasting slightly lower rainfall accumulations of around 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts.
The public is urged to continue to monitor the progress of this system through updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services and follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Department of Emergency Management.
The next advisory will be issued at 5 p.m. (PR/SAT)