HOLT, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019—Lorenzo has been upgraded to a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center.
As of 5 a.m. today, Lorenzo became the fifth hurricane of the 2019 season.
The forecast is for Lorenzo to become a major hurricane with 120 mph winds, making it a category three storm sometime in the next couple of days, according to the NHC.
It is projected to remain in the Atlantic Ocean, turning to the northeast during the weekend.
For Tropical Storm Karen, there’s still some forecast uncertainty by the NHC.
According to the hurricane center, some models show Karen weakening and dissipating during the next five days while others show the storm slowly strengthening into a hurricane.
Karen, traveling north-northeast, is forecast to stall by the weekend, then make a turn to the west. The question the NHC has to answer is does the storm strengthen or weaken as it makes its way toward the Caribbean.