Miami, Fla. –

Tropical Storm Ernesto is growing, now with maximum sustained winds at 50mph and meteorologist at the NHC expect the Ernesto to become a hurricane.

The Latest NHC Update: LOCATION…13.7N 62.3W ABOUT 90 MI…140 KM W OF ST. LUCIA ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES

Ernesto is expected to continue westerly track at least for the next couple days and move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea.

So far, there are no watches and warnings, and the storm is not expected to threaten the U.S.

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