Tuesday, September 24th 2019, 8:50 pm - The Atlantic hurricane season remains very active with three named systems in the basin.
The Atlantic basin continues its hot streak as Tropical Storms Karen, Jerry and Lorenzo all continue to swirl over the region on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Karen remained the most-impactful of the storms on Tuesday as it battered Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain. Tropical storm warnings remained in effect for the islands on Tuesday evening.
Heavy rainfall -- as much as 200 mm for some -- is expected before the storm moves out into the open ocean once again early Wednesday.
"These rains may cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas," the NHC says.
The storm is expected to re-intensify through the end of this week, after which the NHC calls its track 'low confidence', as model guidance diverges on the storm's fate. This may still be one to watch for the Bahamas and southeast U.S.
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Further out to sea, Tropical Storm Jerry and Tropical Storm Lorenzo both continued their progress across the open ocean.
A tropical storm warning remained in effect for Bermuda on Tuesday evening, where up to 75 mm of rain is expected as Tropical Storm Jerry passes the island through Wednesday. While moisture funnelling north from Jerry will boost some rainfall accumulations over parts of Atlantic Canada, the storm is not otherwise expected to impact land after it passes Bermuda.
Tropical Storm Lorenzo remains the most robust of the three storms -- and the only one expected to strengthen meaningfully -- but it is still well out to sea over the east Atlantic. It is expected to reach major hurricane strength over the open ocean sometime late this week. While the eventual track is still highly uncertain, extended model guidance suggests Lorenzo will curve north over the mid-Atlantic and remain out to sea, rather than approaching the Caribbean or North America.
Stay with us here at The Weather Network as we continue to cover the peak of hurricane season.