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Tropical Storm Bonnie is likely to develop over the course of the next week in the Southern Caribbean, causing roughly 6 inches of rain to fall on several islands in the area.

As of Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center gave potential tropical cyclone two a 90 percent chance of forming in the southern Caribbean over the next five days.

The tropical storm would be called Bonnie, according to the National Hurricane Center, which predicts the system will hit Venezuela, Colombia, then move to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Venezuela’s government took action Wednesday to limit its impact from the potential tropical storm and closed schools, opened shelters and restricted air and water travel.

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Tropical Storm Bonnie is likely to develop over the course of the next week in the Southern Caribbean, causing roughly 6 inches of rain to fall on several islands in the area.

Tropical Storm Bonnie is likely to develop over the course of the next week in the Southern Caribbean, causing roughly 6 inches of rain to fall on several islands in the area.
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said in a televised speech that pouring rain has been a problem for the country in recent days.

“Care, caution, preparation, nerves of steel!” Maduro said.

Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean island, imposed a curfew on Wednesday morning. The government has also ordered the closure of the activities.

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In Trinidad and Tobago, where the system passed, there were power outages and wastewater plants that were closed, but no serious damage was reported.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Aruba, Curaçao, parts of Venezuela and parts of Colombia.

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Up to 6 inches of rain is expected for Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and northeastern Venezuela.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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