Peak storm season continues in the Atlantic basin, with a whopping three active storms in play on Monday.
One, Karen, posed the most immediate threat to land, although the National Hurricane Center saw the storm downgraded to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph Monday afternoon. By 11 p.m., forecasters said they did not expect a change in strength over the next 48 hours. The center predicted Karen could bring tropical storm force winds and heavy rains on Tuesday to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which are all under tropical storm warnings.
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands could see two to four inches of rain, with isolated areas seeing eight inches. The Leeward Islands could see one to three inches of rain, with isolated areas seeing five inches. The NHC said these rains could cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.