Tropical Storm Karen Forms in Atlantic

The Weather Channel reports:

At a Glance

• Tropical Storm Karen is centered near the Windward Islands.

• Tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect.

• Karen could impact Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this week.

• It's too early to know if Karen will impact the mainland United States or any other land areas.

Tropical Storm Karen has formed near the eastern Caribbean Sea where it will bring heavy rain and gusty winds during the first half of this week, including to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Karen is centered about 100 miles east of Grenada in the Windward Islands, and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 8am report:

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Karen was

located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 60.9 West. Karen is

moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this

general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the

northwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn toward

the north on Tuesday. On the forecast track, Karen will move across

the Windward Islands today, and emerge over the southeastern

Caribbean Sea tonight. On Tuesday, Karen is expected to approach

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher

gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48


Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)

from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

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