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National Hurricane Center Issues Update on Tropical Storm Bret

The storm currently has sustained winds of nearly 40 miles per hour and is expected to become a Hurricane.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA — The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is warning of possible flash floods as Tropical Storm Bret barrels toward the Caribbean.

NHC issued an update at 11 am on Tuesday, noting that the storm’s maximum sustained winds have reached nearly 40 miles per hour.

Bret is currently moving west at a 21 mile-per-hour speed and is expected to become a Hurricane. At this time it is too early to determine whether or not the storm will make it out of the Caribbean and pose a serious threat to Floridians.

Tropical Storm Bret was upgraded from a tropical depression on Monday.

While no coastal watches were issued, the report stated that heavy rain could result in flash flooding across Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In addition to Bret, another storm continues to grow as it heads west in the Atlantic Ocean at 15 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center projects that the tropical wave has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next two days.