A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Dominica as Tropical Storm Matthew forms in the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

The Met Office said the island is already experiencing squally showers and near tropical storm force winds.

These conditions are forecast to continue today and tonight. All precautionary measures must be taken to protect life and property from flooding, landslides, falling rocks and strong winds.

The warning was also issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to address the nation at noon.

More info coming up.