Jerry becomes 10th named storm of Atlantic hurricane season

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Storm Jerry formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday, becoming the tenth named storm of the 2019 season.

The system has continued to strengthen as it moves over the Atlantic and may become a hurricane near or north of the Leeward Islands later this week.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jerry is located about 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour.

The storm is moving west-northwest at about 13 miles per hour.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Hurricane Humberto has picked up strength and is currently threatening Bermuda.

The NHC says the system’s large hurricane-force wind field has continued to expand.

The Category 3 storm is about 195 miles west of the island territory with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

The NHC issued its final advisory for Tropical Storm Imelda at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Imelda formed as a depression near the Texas coast Tuesday afternoon and made landfall near Freeport, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

The NHC says heavy rainfall and the threat of flash flooding are spreading inland as the storm continues to move.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imelda is about 65 miles north of Houston, Texas with maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour.

The storm is moving north at 5 miles per hour.

Flash flood watches are in effect for southeast Texas and extreme southwest Louisiana.

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