Tropical Storm Lorenzo forms in far eastern Atlantic

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Credit: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/WAVY) – The National Hurricane Center has its eye on three systems brewing in the Atlantic.

Tropical Depression 13, which formed Sunday in the far eastern Atlanic Ocean, strengthen on Monday to become Tropical Storm Lorenzo. This is the 12th named storm of the 2019 season.

The hurricane center said in its 11 a.m. update that Lorenzo had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west at 18 mph. Lorenzo was about 255 miles south of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Lorenzo is forecast to become a hurricane by Wednesday, the hurricane center said.

Tropical Storm Karen 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.

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

Tropical Storm Jerry has continued to move north-northwestward toward Bermuda.

As of 5 a.m. Monday, Jerry is about 355 miles south-southwest of the island territory with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, moving at 9 miles per hour.

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

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