Tropical Storm Karen dissipating as it gets closer

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to weaken as it gets closer to Sebastian, Florida.
Tropical Storm Karen is expected to weaken as it gets closer to Sebastian, Florida.

We already know that some storms do not dissipate (Hurricane Dorian) when expected, so we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Karen in the meantime.

Karen is expected to weaken Sunday and be nothing more than a tropical disturbance. She is not likely to restrengthen because of environmental conditions. However, we are still monitoring Karen every six hours.

As of right now, Sebastian can expect wind gusts of 30 mph and torrential rains next week as she moves closer to Florida.

Karen is about 400 miles south of Bermuda and moving 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. She is moving a bit slower than Wednesday.

There are no other threats to Sebastian from the Atlantic at this time. Systems are spawning quickly from the African coast and are either moving north or dissipating.

Sebastian weather looks great for this weekend.

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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.