Tropical Storm Jerry forms overnight and forecast to be Hurricane

Tropical Storm Jerry

Tropical Storm Jerry formed overnight and is forecast to be a hurricane by Friday. There is no threat of a tropical storm or hurricane for Sebastian at this time.

Any impacts from the storm in Sebastian will likely be rain.

The current projected path shows a turn to the north on Saturday, which will miss the Bahamas and Florida. Most of the spaghetti models are showing a northern track by this weekend.

Spaghetti Models for Tropical Storm Jerry
Spaghetti Models for Tropical Storm Jerry

Jerry becomes the tenth named storm of the 2019 season.

The tropical storm is moving west-northwest near 13 mph and is expected to gain forward speed over the next few days. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

“Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Sebastian Daily will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Jerry this week as it moves past Florida.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.