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Jerry headed north...will bypass Bermuda by mid-week

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 00:00:30-04

UPDATE 9/23/19 11 PM:

No change in strength....still encountering wind shear....headed away from the U.S. east coast.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/23/19 11 AM:

Jerry continues to encounter southwesterly wind shear which is keeping its intensity in check. The storm will move northeast farther away from the US Coast through the week.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/23/19 5 AM:

Jerry is moving NNW at 9mph with winds of 65mph and gusts of 75mph. We are not expecting Jerry to strengthen as it moves northwest in the Atlantic away from the U.S.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/22/19 11 PM:

Jerry expected to stay a tropical storm as it moves northward and eventually northeastward away from the United States and toward Bermuda.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/22/19 8 AM:

Jerry remains a strong tropical storm with winds of 65 mph. Forecast intensity and track hasn't changed and will remain a strong tropical storm as it bypasses Bermuda through mid-week.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/21/19 11 PM:

Jerry is a strong tropical storm moving quickly to the northwest. It will maintain its intensity as it eventually turns north and then northeast away from the U.S. and toward Bermuda

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/21/19 5 PM:

Jerry continues to move northwestward as a strong tropical storm. It will maintain its intensity as it eventually turns north and then northeast away from the U.S. and toward Bermuda

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/20/19 11 AM:

Jerry has encountered some wind shear and has weakened in the last 24 hours. Further weakening is possible back to tropical storm strength before turning northeast away from the U.S.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/19/19 11 PM:

Jerry is strengthening with winds up to 105. The storm will avoid the Caribbean Islands, the Bahamas and U.S. and will not be a threat. Wind shear will likely weaken the storm in the coming days before it makes the north turn.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/19/19 11 AM:

Jerry is a hurricane with winds of 75 mph. The forecast track takes it close to the Leeward islands tomorrow before turning it northeast away from the Bahamas and U.S. next week.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/19/19 5AM:

Tropical Storm Jerry is expected to become a hurricane later today or Friday and continue west toward the northern Windward Islands. The forecast keeps Jerry to the north of the islands and east of the Bahamas through early next week before turning north in the Atlantic. Winds are at 70 mph with gusts of 85 mph. The storm is moving WNW at 16 mph. Jerry will NOT be a threat for the U.S.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/18/19 8PM:

Jerry has winds up to 60 mph. Expected to become a hurricane by Friday. Forecast still trending toward a recurve north of the Greater Antilles toward Bermuda next week. U.S. threat looks unlikely at this time.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/18/19 11 AM:

Jerry continues to intensify, with winds up to 50 mph. Forecast track takes it near the Leeward Islands by Friday and north of Puerto Rico as a minimal hurricane by Saturday. The long-range looks to keep it east of the Bahamas and the eastern U.S early next week.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/18/19 5 AM:

Tropical Depression #10 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Jerry this morning as it moves west in the open Atlantic. Jerry is expected to strengthen to a hurricane when its moves near the northern Leeward Islands Friday, although it is too soon to determine if there will be any direct impacts in the islands. Interests there should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and monitor the progress of this system. Looking long term the models are indicating a turn to the north near the southeastern Bahamas which would keep impacts away from the U.S.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/17/19 11 AM:

Tropical Depression 10 has formed in the Atlantic and is headed west toward the Lesser Antilles. It is expected to become a hurricane by late week as it approaches the northern Windward Islands. It is forecast to remain north of the islands through the period with longer range models turning it north and away from the U.S. as it finds a weakness in the Bermuda High. There is still plenty of time to watch this but right now it does not look like a U.S. threat.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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