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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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.