Hurricane Jerry forms, closing in on Caribbean Islands

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 7:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

UPDATE @ 11:10 a.m. (Sept. 19):

Hurricane Jerry has formed and is closing in on the Caribbean Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

FIRST REPORT (Sept. 18):

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Tropical Storm Jerry is the 10th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season.

>>LOCAL WEATHER: Moderate drought conditions now reported in parts of the region

Jerry is 960 miles east of the Leeward Islands, where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meet the western Atlantic Ocean, and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by the end of the week as it moves near the islands. 

>> Track the conditions: Live Doppler 7 Radar

Wednesday morning, Hurricane Humberto strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, which on Wednesday and Thursday will affect Bermuda, bringing hurricane force winds, heavy rain and rough surf.

Texas, meanwhile, is seeing heavy rain from Tropical Depression Imelda.