Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms in the Atlantic

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A depression in the Atlantic has become the next named storm of the season.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed over the far eastern Atlantic on Monday morning.

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday night.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Lorenzo is about 255 miles south of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. It was moving west at 18 miles per hour.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time.

The NHC also has its eye on Tropical Storm Karen, which formed Sunday morning and has continued to move slowly northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea, bringing rain and wind to some of the islands.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Karen is located about 195 miles west of St. Vincent and 2555 miles south-southeast of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. It’s moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour as it heads toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tropical Storm Jerry is slowing down as it moves north-northwestward toward Bermuda.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Jerry is about 345 miles south-southwest of the island territory with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, moving at 7 miles per hour.

The storm is forecast to pass Bermuda late Tuesday and weaken over the next few days.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

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