Tropical Storm Jerry forms in the Atlantic

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    Tropical Storm Jerry has formed in the Atlantic.

    There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time, however interests in the northern Leeward Islands are being advised to monitor the progress of this system.

    As of 5am, Jerry is carrying maximum sustained winds near 75 km/h, with further strengthening forecast during the next couple of days.

    The system will be near the northern Leeward Islands by Thursday night or Friday, and the National Hurricane Centre says Jerry could become a hurricane by that time.

    Jerry is the 10th named storm for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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    Meanwhile a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Bermuda, as Hurricane Humberto draws closer.

    Humberto is now a category 3 hurricane, and on the current forecast track, the core of this system is expected to pass just to the northwest and north of Bermuda later tonight.

    The NHC says while some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or so, Humberto should remain a powerful hurricane through early Thursday.

    It is then forecasting a steady weakening trend from later on Thursday.