Tropical Storm

Jamaica braces as Tropical Storm likely to form today; six killed in Dominican Republic

A strong tropical wave packing tropical cyclone-strength winds continues its swift trek west in the Caribbean Sea.       

As of 2 am, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the system was 150 miles south-southwest of Kinston, Jamaica and moving west at about 20 mph. It is expected to reach the Cayman Islands later today as environmental conditions become more accommodating for its development.

The system is producing winds of 40 to 45 mph.