Tropical Storm Jerry tracker: Storm Jerry to strengthen as Hurricane Humberto reaches Cat3  – News 2

 Tropical Storm Jerry is rapidly strengthening as it tracks through the Atlantic Ocean, packing winds of 50mph The system is moving west-northwestward at a speed of 14mph and as of the latest NHC advisory was located approximately 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands The NHC predicts Jerry could become a hurricane by late on Thursday local time when it is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands  Jerry is the 10th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and could impact islands including the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, Friday into Saturday morning  The exact path and effect on the Leeward Islands is unknown say forecasters, but Jerry is forecast to strengthen as it moves through the tropical Atlantic Ocean  The forecast puts Jerry passing north of Puerto Rico on Saturday. It is too early to predict whether the storm could impact the Carolinas, however by Monday Jerry will begin to weaken and turn north  Elsewhere in the Atlantic, Hurricane Humberto is continuing to strengthen as it heads to Bermuda  As of the NHC’s latest advisory at 2pm AST (7pm BST) Humberto was located approximately 140 miles west of Bermuda and moving at a speed of 16mph  The dangerous hurricane was packing winds of 120mph, making it a category three hurricane on the Saffir Simpson hurricane winds scale  A Hurricane Warning is in currently in effect for Bermuda, with hurricane conditions are expected to reach Bermuda by this evening local time and continue into early Thursday morning  Tropical-storm-force winds will occur on Bermuda through Thursday morning. The NHC advises: “outside preparations are becoming difficult or dangerous and should be completed soon ” Heavy rain will also soon impact Bermuda, with rainfall accumulations of two to four inches with maximum amounts of six inches expected  Dangerous storm surge is also forecast, with the NHC warning: “Dangerous breaking waves, especially along south-facing beaches, will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday, and could cause coastal flooding  “Wave heights exceeding 30 feet have already been reported by an offshore NOAA buoy ” Read More: Hurricane tracker: TWO hurricanes near the USA Coast with deadly winds “Swells will continue to affect the northwestern Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to North Carolina during the next couple of days ” Bermudian Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said: “Storm force winds are expected to pick up and we would now like to advise the public that they are to be off the road by 5pm today ” According to Accuweather, Humberto may pass between 60-100 miles northwest of Bermuda on its closest approach  Residents should be prepared for sustained winds to 60 mph (97 km/h) along with gusts to 75 mph (121 km/h)

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