The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says based on forecasted projections, Tropical Storm (TS) Ophelia is expected to pass more than 200 miles from Sint Maarten on Sunday.
The storm is also forecasted to weaken according to the National Hurricane Center on Thursday afternoon and is also disorganized.
The 15th storm of the season on Thursday was located over 800 miles from the Leeward/Windward island chain out in the Atlantic Ocean.
TS Ophelia is moving at approximately 13 miles per hour on a Westerly track with an expected turn to the West North West and Northwest on Friday. Wind speeds on Thursday afternoon were at 65 miles per hour.
TS Ophelia poses no threat to land and up to Thursday afternoon is expected to remain out over the open Atlantic Ocean.
The ODM will continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Ophelia until it clears our area.