Just a couple of days after a close encounter with Category 3 Hurricane "Humberto," Bermuda is expecting another tropical cyclone this week. Although Jerry is no longer a hurricane, its impact is expected to be strong and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect the entire country.
Tropical-storm-force winds are expected on Bermuda by late Tuesday (AST), September 24, NHC forecaster Roberts warned. Large swells are also expected to affect the coast of Bermuda during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening rip currents.
At 06:00 UTC on September 24, its center was located 465 km (290 miles) SW of Bermuda. Jerry's maximum sustained winds were 90 km/h (60 mph), minimum pressure of 993 hPa and the system was moving north at 11 km/h (7 mph).
A turn to the NE is expected today, followed by a turn to the ENE.
On the forecast track, the center of Jerry is expected to pass near Bermuda by early Wednesday (AST), September 25.
3-hour Precipitation Accumulation at 06:00 UTC on September 24, 2019. Credit: Earth.NullSchool.net
Jerry is expected to produce 25 – 75 mm (1 to 3 inches) of rainfall across Bermuda through Wednesday.
Swells generated by Jerry are beginning to increase along the coast of Bermuda, and they will continue to affect the island during the next few days.
Swells will affect portions of the northern Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico for another day or so.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Featured image: Tropical Storm "Jerry" at 04:10 UTC on September 24, 2019. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East
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