The 8am update on Tuesday from the National Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Chantal moving toward the west/northwest with maximum sustained winds near 50mph, with higher gusts.

According to the 48 hour outlook, the center of Chantal should reach the Lesser Anatilles this morning and move near the Domincan Republic on Wednesday.

Glen Glazer from our weather partner, Storm Team 5, "t’s possible Chantal could get pushed into north Florida and southern Georgia late Sunday and Monday. We have bumped up rain chances across South Florida from Friday through the weekend based on the latest track and computer model data."

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