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. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.