The news remains good for us; Bret is forecast to pass over 200 miles south of Antigua and according to reports from the MET office, the country is unlikely to issue any tropical cyclone watches or warnings.
But things are not looking so bright for neighboring islands Dominica and also Barbados.
Storm warnings are in effect for Barbados and Dominica, and more warnings will be issued for the Windward Islands.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its latest media advisory said a tropical storm watch has been issued for Dominica and Barbados with Tropical Storm Bret now a little stronger.
In its 5 pm update NHC said Bret is about 835 miles east of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.
The Mia Motley administration has already issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados. Dominica also issued a Tropical Storm watch.
The Government of Dominica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Dominica.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Bret. Tropical storm watches will likely be required for other islands later tonight.