Hurricane Watch ended for Barbados, SVG as Gonzalo slows down
Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines are no longer under Hurricane Watch.
The hurricane hunter dispatched to investigate Tropical Storm Gonzalo is not back as yet, however, there is preliminary data that indicates that maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
This is a decline from maximum winds of 50 mph at 11 am on Friday.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in place for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia.
Grenada and Tobago remain on Tropical Storm Watch at this time.
As of 2 pm, the US National Hurricane Centre stated the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 9.9 North, longitude 54.8 West.
Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A general westward to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next couple of days.
On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo will approach the southern Windward Islands tonight and then move across the islands on Saturday and over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.