CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Aug. 17, 2009: The Eastern Caribbean is on watch for Tropical Storm Ana.
Ana is expected to produce rainfall amounts of two to four inches over the Leeward Islands, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches are expected over mountainous terrain.
The US National Hurricane Center said last night that a tropical storm watch remained in effect for Puerto Rico, the US and British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, Guadeloupe and St. Barthelemy.
At 8 p.m. last night, the poorly-defined center of Ana was located about 85 miles east of Dominica.
A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its winds reach at least 74 mph (119 kmh).
The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and continues through November 30.