A tropical storm has developed in the Atlantic Ocean, and is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the Caribbean and the southeastern United States.
The storm, which has been named Calvin, formed on July 17th from a tropical wave that had been moving westward across the Atlantic. As of July 20th, Calvin has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and is moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that Calvin will continue to strengthen over the next few days, and could become a hurricane by the time it reaches the Caribbean. The storm is expected to make landfall in the southeastern United States on July 22nd or 23rd.
The NHC is warning residents in the path of Calvin to prepare for heavy rain, gusty winds, and possible flooding. The storm could also bring dangerous surf and rip currents.
Here are some of the areas that could be affected by Tropical Storm Calvin:
- The Caribbean islands of Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- The southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
The National Weather Service is urging residents in the affected areas to:
- Stay informed of the latest forecast.
- Make a plan for what to do if the storm makes landfall.
- Secure loose objects outdoors.
- Bring pets indoors.
Tropical Storm Calvin is a reminder of the dangers of tropical weather. Residents in the affected areas should stay safe and heed the warnings of local officials.
Update: As of July 22nd, Tropical Storm Calvin has made landfall in Florida, and is expected to continue to weaken as it moves inland. The storm is still bringing heavy rain and gusty winds, and residents in the affected areas should continue to stay safe.