TS Bertha continues to move closer to Dominica and the rest of the central Lesser Antilles on Friday afternoon.
At 2:00 pm, the center of the storm was located near latitude 14.5 north, longitude 60.3 west or about 100 miles to the south south east of Dominica.
It is moving towards the west northwest near 22mph.
On this track, the center of the storm is expected to move through the Central Lesser Antilles, including Dominica, on Friday evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph.
Bertha is expected to produce tropical storm force winds and rainfall amounts of 1 – 3 inches.
Preparations should be complete and residents exercise extreme caution.
A Tropical Storm WARNING remains in effect for Dominica.
A Tropical Storm WARNING means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 6 to 12 hours.