Hurricane Watch Issued In Caribbean

The Bahamian government has issued a hurricane watch in the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. The watch issued at 11 a.m. EDT means that hurricane conditions of winds of at least 74 mph are possible within 36 hours.

The storm had top sustained winds of 65 mph as it skirted the northern Leeward Islands. It was expected to gather strength as it moved west-northwest toward the Virgin Islands.

Source: AP