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Bret Dissipates; Rain Threat for Central America This Weekend

19 Jun 2017, 3:56 pm

Tropical Storm Bret dissipated on Tuesday after lashing Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada with strong winds and heavy rainfall on Monday.

Tropical Storm warnings were lifted for Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada on Tuesday morning, but not after gusty winds knocked out power to parts and closed government offices in Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago’s airports re-opened as well. No injuries have been reported due to the storm so far.

Now, Bret’s remnants are out over the open waters of the Caribbean Sea, moving westward at a rather speedy 25 miles-per-hour (MPH) as of Tuesday evening.

Where is it headed?

For now, the track will continue northwestward, potentially bringing heavy rainfall to Central America later this week and into the weekend. In the meantime, it’ll brush the ABC islands with rain and wind, although impacts here aren’t expected to be too drastic with the bulk of the storm’s leftovers passing off to the north.

Tropical Storm watches are in place for the ‘ABC Islands’ of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao were cancelled on Tuesday as well.

The National Hurricane Center’s official track steers Bret’s remnants into Central America. Rainfall is expected to be the primary impact for Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this storm and the tropics.

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