Jerry becomes the 10th named storm of the season

9-18-8amHOLT, Fla., Sept. 18, 2019—Tropical Depression Eleven became Tropical Storm Jerry this morning and the 10th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands tomorrow night or Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Jerry

Tropical Storm Jerry

Weather models show the storm tracking north of the Leeward Islands and paralleling Hurricane Humberto’s northeast path in the Atlantic Ocean.

Behind Jerry is a tropical wave located several hundred miles west of the CaboVerde Islands.

Some development of this system is possible during the weekend while the system approaches the Windward Islands or across the southeastern Caribbean Sea early next week, according to the NHC.

The center gives this a 30 percent chance for development during the five-day forecast period.

Finally, yet another tropical wave is forecast to move off of the west coast of Africa tomorrow.

Development, if any, is expected to be slow through early next week while the system moves generally westward at 10 to 15 mph. according to the NHC.

As for Humberto, it became a major category 3 hurricane last night and is packing 115 mph winds as it heads toward Bermuda.

Strengthening is forecast in the next 12 hours with hurricane conditions expected on the island sometime tonight.

NHC forecast

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