A tropical wave nearing Barbados may turn into Tropical Storm Patty. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that meteorologists are carefully tracking a tropical wave, which is located about 400 miles to the east-southeast of the Windward Islands and on course to brush Barbados. The tropical wave may become the 16th Tropical Storm of the season.

The wave is expected to track very near Barbados later this afternoon or this evening and then across the Windward Islands late tonight into Friday morning.

Residents and vacationers on Barbados and in the Windward Islands have been cautioned to brace for tropical storm conditions with wind gusts up to 50 mph, heavy rainfall and very rough seas into Friday.

Track this tropical wave at Caribbean 360.

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