*** ...ERNESTO BECOMES A TROPICAL STORM WHILE HEADING TOWARD COOLER WATERS...***
At 4:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located near Latitude 43.0 degrees north and Longitude 41.0 degrees west or about 1035 km east southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland. Ernesto is moving toward the northeast near 30 km/h. A faster northeastward to east northeastward motion is expected during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained are near 75 km/h with higher gusts. Although Ernesto is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone tonight or early Friday, some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. Little change is expected late Friday through Saturday before the post-tropical cyclone merges with a frontal zone near Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Tropical Storm Ernesto is not a threat to Jamaica.