MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Tropical Storm Fay has formed over the Dominican Republic.
The center of the storm is located about 35 miles east of Santo Domingo as of 5 p.m.
The storm has maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph with higher gusts and is moving west at about 14 mph. Forecasters are expecting little change in the storm's strength in the next 24 hours.
The Dominican government has issued a tropical storm warning for the country's entire north coast and and parts of the south coast.
Tropical storm warnings also have been issued by Haiti for its north coast and by Cuba for the provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Granma.
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