Tropical Storm Karen Expected to Turn West

Tropical Storm Karen
Tropical Storm Karen

During our Sebastian news video last Friday, we talked about one tropical system that reminded us of Dorian because it was supposed to dissipate.

This morning we see that the system is now Tropical Storm Karen. There are tropical storm warnings in Puerto Rico at this time. The tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts.

Karen will move north before taking a sharp turn to the west by Thursday.

Tropical Storm Karen spaghetti models.
Tropical Storm Karen spaghetti models.

Most of the spaghetti models from various ensembles show Karen making a western turn later this week towards the coast.

However, there is still plenty of time for Karen to change direction again. There is also a lot of dry air in the Atlantic right now, causing Karen to remain as a tropical storm. The dry air is hindering hurricane development and organization, according to the National Hurricane Center.

There’s no need to worry about this storm right now because it’s nowhere near Sebastian or Florida. We are monitoring Karen and will update you on any new information.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. 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.