TROPICAL STORM SHARY
Tropical Storm Shary continued to pick up strength on Friday, with deteriorating conditions expected in Bermuda through the evening and overnight hours. Strong winds and up to 80 mm of rain is possible.
The good news though is that forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center expect that Shary will lose all tropical qualities by Saturday.
TROPICAL STORM TOMAS
Tropical Storm Tomas on the other hand could become a hurricane on Saturday.
Tomas became the 19th named storm of the season on Friday after forming southeast of the Windward Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for areas including Barbados, Martinique, St.Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, and Grenada.
The storm could drop up to 200 mm across parts of the Windward and southern Leeward Islands. Forecasters are also warning of possible localized flooding with intense storm surge.
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Typhoon Chaba was located southwest of Tokyo, Japan. The storm has weakened significantly and is expected to continue weakening. Locally heavy rain and gusty winds are still possible as the storm skirts Japan.
For the latest details on the activity in the tropics, the Atlantic and the Pacific, head to our Tropical Storm Centre.
With files from Lyndsay Morrison