Tropical Storm Grace continuing to re-organize as it moves toward Jamaica.
A general west to WNW motion is expected for the next several days. On the forecast track, the center of Grace will move near the northern coast of Jamaica Tuesday afternoon.
Grace is forecast to move near the Cayman Islands Tuesday night, and then approach the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico late Wednesday or early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds recently reported by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft were near 40 mph with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Grace could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the Yucatan coast of Mexico late Wednesday and early Thursday.
As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 17:
Location: 18.2N 75.4W
Moving: WNW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained winds: 40 mph