Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening during the next 48 hours is forecast. Kate is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight, followed by a faster northeastward motion on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Kate is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Northwestern Bahamas through tonight.
Tropical storm conditions are expected over portions of the Northwestern Bahamas through tonight. Kate is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over the Northwestern Bahamas through tonight. Swells generated by Kate are affecting the eastward-facing beaches in the Northwestern Bahamas, and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
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