Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – Here is the latest on the tropics. We do have a lot of areas we are looking at, but this is normal for the month of September. None are a threat to us right now, but it is important to stay informed, especially during this time of year.
First, we have newly developed Tropical Depression 13 off the coast of Africa. TD 13 is forecast to become a category 2 hurricane by the end of the week, but is not a threat to us as of now. The track is illustrated above.
We are also watching Tropical Storm Jerry. This is expected to make a northeast turn early next week away from the U.S. and is expected to stay a tropical storm. Its track is outlined above.
Next is Tropical Storm Karen. TS Karen is near the Lesser Antilles and at this time is not forecast to impact our area. Tropical Storm Karen is expected to stay a tropical storm through the end of the work week. The track is pictured above. After Friday, the track is very uncertain. Some models are showing a westward turn, while others are showing an eastward turn into the Atlantic. We will continue to update you as this unfolds.
Again, none are a threat to our area as of now. We will let you know if anything changes, but it is important to stay informed and be prepared!