RESIDENTS AND MARINE INTEREST IN THE SOUTHERN LESSER ANTILLES ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION SINCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM BRET.

AT 5:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTRE OF TROPICAL STORM BRET WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.6 NORTH, LONGITUDE 62.9 WEST OR ABOUT 75 MILES OR 120 KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF MARGARITA. BRET IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 21 MPH OR 33 KM/H. ON THIS FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE OF THE STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA LATER TODAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH OR 65 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS. A WEAKENING TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY WHEN IT IS FORECAST TO BECOME A DEPRESSION. TWO TROPICAL WAVES LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC ARE MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 20 MPH OR 31 KM/H.