Tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Earl are beginning to impact some islands in the Lesser Antilles. The 85 MPH storm is expected to strengthen over the next few days as it batters numerous Caribbean islands and makes its way dangerously close the East Coast of the United States.
Hurricane Warnings and Watches are in effect for most of the northern Lesser Antilles, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. On its current path, Earl will make landfall on St. Martin and Anguilla tomorrow morning or afternoon, then continue westward and batter Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Here is a radar image from METEOFrance, captured around 7 PM CST: