Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic brace for Tropical Storm Fiona: Latest forecast - BESTTIPS24

Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic brace for Tropical Storm Fiona: Latest forecast

Heavy rain is expected and flash flooding and mudslides are possible.

ABC News’ Ginger Zee shares the latest forecast as Tropical Storm Fiona churns in the Atlantic Ocean.
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are bracing for Tropical Storm Fiona, which is set to bring heavy rain and possible flash flooding and mudslides this weekend.

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, while a tropical storm watch was issued for the Dominican Republic.

The National Hurricane Center is calling for up to 1 foot of rain in Puerto Rico this weekend. Widespread power outages are possible across the island.

PHOTO: A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Fiona building to the east of Puerto Rico, Sept. 16, 2022. Warnings are in effect for the northern Leeward Islands with Tropical Storm Warnings in effect for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Fiona building to the east of Puerto Rico, Sept. 16, 2022. Warnings are in effect for the northern Leeward Islands with Tropical Sto…Show more

Fiona is expected to strengthen slightly and could be a strong tropical storm as it moves just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday and Sunday with winds of 65 mph. (A category 1 hurricane begins at 74 mph).

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