Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tropical Storm Irene
Tropical Storm Irene developed yesterday in the Caribbean Sea southeast of Puerto Rico and is hammering the region tonight with heavy rain. A hurricane hunter aircraft has reported winds of 60 mph and further strengthening is expected. Irene will likely become the first hurricane of the season on Monday. The storm is expected to affect Haiti and the Dominican Republic before heading toward south Florida later in the week possibly as a strong hurricane.