Tropical Storm Jerry forecast to become a hurricane as it moves west

More WFLA Tracking the Tropics

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – In the tropics, we continue to track 3 named storms and 3 disturbances.

Imelda is a depression and continues to drop a lot of rain over eastern Texas. This is a significant flooding concern there, but we won’t see any rain from Imelda.

Humberto is still a strong hurricane, but will begin to weaken soon as it races away to the northeast.

Jerry continues to strengthen. It is forecast to continue on a west-northwest trajectory. Jerry likely stays north of the Caribbean. As it moves towards the Bahamas Jerry is expected to take a turn towards the north, which would keep it well east of the United States.

The first disturbance we are tracking is just south of Hispaniola in the northern Caribbean. This has a low chance of developing into either a tropical storm or depression. The second disturbance is in the east-central Atlantic and has a low chance of developing as it moves towards the Lesser Antilles. There is plenty of time to watch both of these. Neither at this time pose a threat to the United States. The final disturbance is a tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa and like the other two, has a low chance as of now to develop.

There are no foreseeable tropical threats along our stretch of the Gulf, but we’ll continue to keep an eye on the tropics and will continue bringing you the latest.

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