At DDM's 5:00 AM update today, September 4, 2022, the center of Tropical Storm Earl was located near latitude 19.5 North, longitude 64.9 West.
Earl is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. A decrease in forward speed and a gradual turn toward the northwest and then north is forecast to begin tonight and continue through Tuesday, DDM stated.
On the forecast track, the center of Earl is expected to pass to the north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, and then move away from the islands tonight and Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is expected during the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb (29.50 inches).
Meanwhile, the weather today will be partly cloudy with a possibility of 70 percent or high chance of showers.
Weather tonight: Partly cloudy with a possibility of 70 percent or high chance of showers.
Winds: south-southeast at 8 to 24 km/h or 5 to 15 mph.
Seas: 1.2 to 1.8 metres or 4 to 6 feet.
Sunset today: 6:30 pm.
A Tropical Cyclone Alert remains in effect for the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands according to the BVI Department of Disaster Management (DDM).
Tropical Storm Earl formed late Friday night and was expected to drench the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through the weekend.