As of the 2 pm interim report the wind is strengthening, with maximum wind speed near 50 mph, and expected to continue until it comes over our island. Being over land helps to keep wind speed down until it enters the Gulf of Mexico after passing over Cuba.
Copy pasted this portion from Apple news just now on mi iPhone:
“...The Dominican Republic and Haiti could see four to eight inches of rain, with a foot possible across southern areas, according to the hurricane center...”
Its strange that satellite/radar shows most intense activity to the South now, but the strong winds are almost always to the N and NE of the storm center. I suppose rainfall in the mountains will be extensive, at least its a fast moving storm and didn't intensify between the 2pm and 5pm update.
it crossed the whole Mona Passage straight West.
the Center is now located S of the Cape, even S of the southern tip of Yuma.
Tracking still WEST.
real rain should start along the PC coastline in less than an hour.