Tropical Storm Jerry has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the tenth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center announced Monday.
As of the hurricane center’s 11 a.m. update on the tropical storm, Jerry is here (see map) -- about 1,200 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and 1,325 miles west-southwest of the Azores. Jerry has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is moving east at about 7 mph.
Formerly known as Tropical Depression 11, satellite images showed that the depression “strengthened into a tropical storm,” the National Hurricane Center said.
“Jerry is moving toward the east near 7 mph … and a slow and erratic motion is expected over the next couple of days,” the NHC said.
Jerry’s tropical storm-force winds extend 45 miles from the center of the storm. There are currently no coastal watches or warning in effect, although that may change as Jerry moves closer to land in the coming days.
The NHC is scheduled to give another update on Tropical Storm Jerry at 5 p.m. Monday.