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Tuesday, August 31

Earl Continues to Strengthen, Fiona Moving Fast, Danielle Now Non-Tropical "Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Fiona is following on the heels of Hurricane Earl. As of 11 a.m., EDT, Fiona was centered near 15.9 north, 55.3 west, or about 440 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph, and Fiona was moving west-northwest at a very fast 24 mph. At this fast pace, Fiona will be near or over the northern Leeward Islands on Wednesday. A tropical storm warning is now in effect for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. A general track to the west-northwest should continue with some reduction in forward speed over the next couple of days before turn more toward the northwest and more slowing later this week.
Fiona is close enough to Earl that Earl's outflow is restricting Fiona's further development, as is Fiona's track over waters churned up by Earl."
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