Tropical Storm Chantal (2013)

Tropical Storm Chantal dissipates in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Chantal dissipates in Caribbean

5 P.M. UPDATE: Chantal has dissipated into a tropical wave southeast of Jamaica, expected to bring rain to that nation, eastern Cuba and Florida by Friday. The system is still packing some tropical storm-force 45 mph winds.

ORIGINAL POST, 10:23 A.M.: A lot can change in five days, but hurricane forecasters are calling for a weakened Tropical Storm Chantal to track northwestward into the Southeast U.S. after passing through the Caribbean Sea.

The storm was showing poor organization early Wednesday as it heads toward Hispaniola, about 150 miles away, according to the National Hurricane Center. Its maximum sustained winds, which had intensified...