Tenth named storm of the 2019 Hurricane Season forms

By on September 18, 2019

Punta Gorda, TOLEDO. Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Tropical Depression Number 10 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Jerry this morning, becoming the tenth named storm of the 2019 Hurricane Season.

Tropical Storm Jerry
(Map courtesy National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Jerry poses no threat whatsoever to Belize or her coastal waters.

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Tropical Storm Jerry located 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands and carrying maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.

Forecasters expect TS Jerry to continue strengthening and is expected to become a hurricane.

The storm is moving west-north-west at 14 miles per hour.

Forecast models predict that a west-northwest motion and a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the course of the next few days.

Tropical Storm Jerry

On this forecast tract, Tropical Storm Jerry is expected to be near the northern Leeward Islands on Friday and should pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Meanwhile, there is Tropical Wave approaching the Caribbean.

It is currently only producing disorganized cloudiness and showers and development is expected over the weekend as the Tropical Wave approaches the Windward Islands or across the southeastern Caribbean Sea early next week.

Also, Hurricane Humberto continues to strengthen. U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft had found that Hurricane Humberto has strengthened and the Major Hurricane is now threatening Bermuda.

An advisory issued earlier said that “large hurricane-force wind field continues to expand” for Hurricane Humberto.

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