Tropical Storm Earl Threatens East Coast

By: Bill Waters
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 29, 2021

Tropical Storm Earl has top sustained winds of 65 miles an hour as it strengthens into a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Earl threatens east coast. Tropical storm watch has been posted and Earl will be a hurricane on Sunday. Earl has top sustained winds are 65 miles an hour, as the tropical storm moves west.

Storm watches are in effect in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center said Earl was about 580 miles east of the North Leeward Islands, with the storm's center approaching there on Sunday.

Earl is "heading toward the Leeward Islands in a hurry" and is forecast to become a hurricane on Sunday. The storm's top sustained winds strengthened to 65 miles an hour. It has triggered tropical storm warnings and watches across several Caribbean nations and territories.

Tropical storm watches are posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rico islands of Culebra and Vieques. Bermuda residents said they were now watching out for Earl after dodging a bullet with hurricane Danielle. Earl could hit the east coast of the United States by next week.