Residents of these islands in the Caribbean are advised to remain vigilant as the storm advances.
Tropical Storm Brett, the second tropical storm formed this season in the Atlantic basin, is strengthening as it moves westward and may become a hurricane within a couple of days when it is close to the Lesser Antilles.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has not yet issued warnings, but it did recommend that the inhabitants of these islands in the Caribbean be vigilant before the advance of Storm Brett, which is being followed on its way from West Africa by a system with a 70% probability of becoming a cyclone in 48 hours.
Brett, which reached tropical storm status Monday, is about 1,130 miles (1,815 KM) east of the southern Windward Islands and is moving 17 mph (28 km/h) in a westerly direction.
According to the trajectory forecast by NHC forecasters, Brett will approach the Lesser Antilles later this week, but before then it will become the first hurricane of 2023.
Tropical storm winds extend up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
In addition to Brett, the NHC reported a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
“Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development of this system and a tropical depression will likely form over the next several days as the system moves slowly westward across the tropical Atlantic.
The probability of formation within 48 hours is high for both a 48-hour period (70%) and for 7 days (80%).