HAMILTON, Bermuda, Monday September 23, 2019 – Bermuda is under a tropical storm warning with Tropical Storm Jerry forecast to pass near the island by tomorrow night.
Forecasters from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said at 8 a.m. that Jerry was located about 355 miles south-southwest of the Caribbean island and moving towards the north-northwest at 7 miles per hour.
“This general motion should continue today. A turn to the north is expected Monday night followed by a turn to the northeast on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the centre of Jerry is expected to pass near Bermuda by Tuesday night,” the NHC said.
Recent data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate that Jerry’s maximum sustained winds remain near 65 miles per hour with higher gusts, and gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.
Swells generated by the storm are beginning to increase along the coast of Bermuda, and will continue to affect the island during the next few days.
Jerry is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall across Bermuda through Wednesday.