Hurricane Warnings are up for most of Puerto Rico and eastern portions of the Dominican Republic as Hurricane Fiona, upgraded from a Tropical Storm earlier today, makes landfall on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. Current RADAR shows the eye of the hurricane moving over southwestern parts of the island, where earthquake swarms continue regardless of the tropical cyclone’s presence.
According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane conditions are expected across portions of Puerto Rico today and in portions of the Dominican Republic tonight and Monday. Tropical storm conditions are occurring across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and will reach the Dominican Republic later today and tonight.
Heavy rains from Fiona will continue across Puerto Rico through tonight and occur over the Dominican Republic later today into Monday. These rainfall amounts will produce life-threatening flash floods and urban flooding across Puerto Rico and portions of the eastern Dominican Republic, along with mudslides and landslides in areas of higher terrain.
Fiona is forecast to continue to strengthen after moving away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas by late Monday or early Tuesday.