Bill chasing Ana across the Atlantic
Tropical Depression 3 has been upgraded to tropical storm status as its top winds passed 39 mph this afternoon. It is now Tropical Storm Bill, and it is following in the path of TS Ana as she begins to take aim on the Dutch Antilles.
Bill (photo) is a much better-looking storm than Ana, and is expected to become a hurricane by mid-week. Here is the latest advisory on Bill. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from space.
Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for the islands of the Dutch Antilles, including St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius as Ana drifts closer this weekend. Interests in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will also be paying attention to Ana.
For now, Ana's top sustained winds are still just 40 mph, a minimal tropical storm, but some strengthening is likely in the coming hours. Here is the latest advisory on Ana. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from orbit.
It was 88 downtown and here on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville. Hotter Sunday and near 90 right into the middle of the week.