Tropical Storm Chantal Heads Into Caribbean

Could hit parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti by tomorrow night


Tropical Storm Chantal churned across the Atlantic on a course toward the Lesser Antilles, including the islands of Martinique and Saint Lucia.

The storm was 45 miles (72 kilometers) north-northwest of Barbados with top winds of 50 miles per hour, moving west-northwest at 26 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory before 8 a.m. New York time. Chantal is forecast to move through the Lesser Antilles today and approach the Dominican Republic tomorrow.