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TROPICAL STORM DEBBY STEADILY STRENGTHENING

Tropical Storm Debby is strengthening steadily and may become a hurricane on Tuesday, according to an 8 p.m. interim report from the National Hurricane Center Monday night.
At 8 p.m., the center of the storm was located at 16.4 degrees north latitude, 60.2 degrees west longitude, about 115 miles east-southeast of Antigua. Maximum sustained winds were reported at 70 miles per hour, with higher gusts especially to the north and east. Debby was moving to the west-northwest at 20 miles per hour, and that motion was expected to continue.
Barometric pressure was 1006 millibars.
A storm surge 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels is expected. Rainfall could total as much as 4 to 6 inches and could produce dangerous flash floods.
Advisories on Tropical Storm Debby are being fully updated every six hours by the National Hurricane Center; the next complete advisory will be at 11 p.m. Monday. The latest on the tropical storm can be obtained by calling 774-4786.
Today's weather forecast in the U.S. Virgin Islands can be accessed by clicking on the rainbow at the top of the Source menu.

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