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Tropical Storm Fiona to Bring Flooding Rains to Caribbean Islands

  • Atlantic’s sixth storm will likely veer away from US Gulf
  • Tropical storm warnings could be posted for Puerto Rico later
Tropical Storm Fiona
Tropical Storm FionaSource: NOAA

Tropical Storm Fiona edged closer to the Caribbean islands, where it threatens to unleash flooding rains and mudslides by this weekend.

Fiona’s top winds have reached 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour and could peak at 65 mph as it meanders through the Caribbean into next week, the US National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm is the sixth of the 2022 Atlantic season, which began June 1.