Tropical Storm Grace develops off African coast

The seventh named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season has developed as Tropical Storm Grace.

Located off the African coast, Grace is still about five days away from making any kind of land impact.

The latest models from the National Hurricane Center indicate Grace will continue to move west toward the Lesser Antilles. By early Monday, Grace is forecasted to be close to the Lesser Antilles as a tropical storm.

From there, some of the long range models have this storm dissipating over the islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

We will of course as always keep you updated on the latest track of Grace online at

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.