Tropical Storm Fay to cross Haiti on Saturday

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MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Fay is dumping heavy rain over Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it makes its way toward Cuba.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of Haiti and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The government of the Dominican Republican canceled its storm warnings.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 8 a.m. EDT that the storm was centered about 170 miles east-southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. It is heading toward the west at about 14 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

Forecasters say Fay may weaken slightly but could regain strength as it travels over warm water.

It is the sixth storm to form in the Atlantic this season.

The Associated Press contributed contributed this report.