Hurricane Gustav – 2am Sat. update

At 1 a.m. local time Gustav was located near 19.7 N 80.7 W or 59 miles west of the Sister Islands or 50 miles northeast of Grand Cayman.

The storm is moving northwest near 12 mph with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph and some further strengthening is likely tonight as Gustav moves away.

Winds over the Sister Islands have dropped below hurricane force and will continue to decrease to below tropical storm force by mid/late morning. Tropical Storm force winds will also dissipate over Grand Cayman by mid/late morning.