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 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.