HOLT, Fla., Sept. 22, 2019—Tropical Storm Karen formed in the Atlantic Ocean early this morning just east of the Windward Islands.
Karen is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph.
A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur Monday followed by a turn toward the north Tuesday.
However, in three-to-five days, Karen is forecast to slow down and possibly even stall before turning westward on day five as another large high-pressure area moves eastward across the southeastern United States and builds to the north of the system, according to the National Hurricane Center.
This could push Karen toward the east coast of Florida.
Karen is forecast to move across the Windward Islands today and emerge over the southeastern Caribbean Sea Monday morning.
The storm is expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the tropical wave the NHC has been watching finally moved off the coast of Africa over the Atlantic Ocean this morning.
The NHC is forecasting for this system to become Tropical Depression 13 or Tropical Storm Lorenzo later today or tonight as it moves generally westward at 15-to-20 mph.