The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued. Director of the Barbados Meteorological Service, Sabu Best, made the announcement tonight on national television. He said Tropical Storm Gonzalo poses no real threat to Barbados on its current trajectory.
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams says its “business as normal” tomorrow.
At 7 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.0N, longitude 56.3W. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A general westward to west-north-westward motion is expected for the next couple of days.
On the forecast track, Gonzalo will move across the southern Windward Islands Saturday afternoon or evening and over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible before Gonzalo reaches the southern Windward Islands. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea and the system is forecast to dissipate early next week.