Hurricane Jerry weakening, but tropics remain active

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hurricane Jerry weakened to a Category 1 storm Friday morning, but is still forecast to bring heavy rains over the northern Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center says.

As of 11 a.m. Friday, the storm is located about 130 miles northeast of Barbuda, and 190 miles east-northeast of Anguilla with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. It’s moving west-northwest at 17 mph, according to an NHC advisory.

Jerry is expected to pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday.

A Tropical Storm Watch is currently in effect for St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Saba and St. Eustatius.

Even though Jerry is weakening and poses no threat to the United States, the tropics remain active. The NHC is tracking three areas of potential development in the Atlantic.

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