HAMILTON, Bermuda, Thursday September 26, 2019 – Bermuda escaped the potential threat that Hurricane Jerry was posing as the system degenerated late yesterday on its approach to the island.
And Tropical Storm Karen, also deemed by the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) yesterday as a potential threat, is also continuing to weaken.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami issued its last advisory on Jerry at 5 p.m. yesterday, when it had become a post-tropical cyclone that no longer had sustained tropical storm force winds. Winds had decreased to 35 miles per hour and gradual weakening was forecast.
As a result, the tropical storm warning that had been in place for Bermuda was discontinued.
As for Tropical Storm Karen, the NHC said at 11 a.m. today that it is forecast to become a remnant low in a few days.
Karen, with maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, was located about 405 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and moving towards the north-northeast at 14 miles per hour.
“This motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed through this evening. Karen is then forecast to make a slow clockwise loop, ultimately moving westward by early Sunday….Weakening is forecast by the weekend, and Karen is expected to become a remnant low by Sunday,” the NHC said.