The Meteorological Service says Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to move toward the southern Windward Islands and there is a chance it could become a hurricane.
At 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23 the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.8 degrees North, longitude 49.4 degrees West. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 20 km/h. A westward to west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend.
On the forecast track, the centre of Gonzalo will approach the southern Windward Islands Friday night and move across the islands Saturday and Saturday evening.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and there is still a chance that Gonzalo could become a hurricane. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves into the Caribbean Sea.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is not a threat to Jamaica at this time.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.