The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening expected over the next two days.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent.
Chantal is centered about 705 miles (1,130 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and is moving west near 26 mph (43 kph).
The current track has the storm approaching Florida this weekend.
Source: Associated Press