St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines with hurricane conditions possible within the area by Saturday afternoon.
At 11 am Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located about 885 miles east of the southern Windward Islands moving at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 65 mph with higher gusts.
The storm will continue its westward motion at a faster forward speed and turn west-northwest.
Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley in an address to the nation said that the relevant authorities had meetings and would continue to meet to ensure that all measures were in place. She also asked citizens to be prepared.