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Tropical Storm Bret forms over northern coast of South America

A tropical system off the northern coast of South America has been upgraded and named Tropical Storm Bret.

A 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center announced that the storm has sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving west-northwest at 30 mph. The storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela Monday night and early Tuesday.

RELATED: Forecast: Increased moisture, heavy downpours for Tampa Bay as tropical systems loom near Gulf

The Windward Islands and Venezuela's eastern coast should expect 2 to 4 inches of rain Monday night and Tuesday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and the coast of Venezuela. Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba are under a tropical storm watch.

The next advisory will be announced at 8 p.m.

Tropical Storm Bret forms over northern coast of South America 06/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, June 19, 2017 5:35pm]
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