Rain pelts Puerto Rico, USVI as tropical storm warnings up

  • This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a tropical storm east of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, at 7:50am EST, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. The National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm warnings for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where forecasters expected the potential cyclone to strengthen Tuesday into the sixth named storm, Fred, of the Atlantic hurricane season. (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR GOES via AP)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Heavy rains pelted the northern Caribbean on Tuesday night as forecasters warned that a disturbance could soon become Tropical Storm Fred following a quiet month of no named storms in the region.