Tropical Storm Karen will turn west this weekend

Tropical Storm Karen
Tropical Storm Karen

As we reported Monday during our update on Tropical Storm Karen, the projected path has moved to the west towards the Bahamas and Florida.

Karen is currently 85 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico moving at seven mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. There are tropical storm warnings for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the British Virgin Islands.

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to pass near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today.

On Saturday, Karen is expected to make a sharp turn to the west towards the Bahamas and Florida. The storm will remain a tropical storm at least through Sunday.

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

Karen will eventually strengthen, but there is a lot of dry air in the Atlantic that is hindering hurricane development and organization.

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

Karen is far away from our coast and could change direction again.

There’s no need to worry about this storm right now because it’s nowhere near Sebastian or Florida.

We will continue to update.

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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.