A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica as a slightly weakened TS Isaac continues to approach and is expected to pass over or near to the the island on Thursday.

A Hurricane Watch for Dominica was downgraded to Tropical Warning as of 11:00 pm Tuesday.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

According to the latest advisory from the Dominica Meteorological Service, at 5:00 am today, Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.6 degrees north and longitude 53.5 degrees west or about 530 miles east of Dominica.

Isaac is moving westward at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds now decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some further weakening is expected but Isaac should remain a tropical storm as it moves across the area on Thursday.

Residents are advised to closely monitor the progress of Isaac and to make all the necessary preparations for the arrival of this system.

A rainband ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to generate an increase in cloudiness, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorm activity, across the Lesser Antilles, today. A flood warning will be in effect as of 6pm. People in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks should be vigilant and should exercise extreme caution.

A further deterioration in conditions is anticipated tonight into Thursday as Isaac draws nearer to the islands. Isaac is expected to be at tropical storm strength as it passes over or near to Dominica on Thursday.

Moderate to rough seas are expected during the next 24 hours with wave height increasing up to 8.0ft.

A High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect from 6pm Wednesday September 12, 2018 until further notice.