Hurricane Jerry is currently whirling across the Atlantic, whipping winds of 105 miles per hour. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has turned Jerry into a hurricane late Thursday. Jerry is heading west-northwest near 16 miles per hour.
Where is Hurricane Jerry heading?
Hurricane Jerry is currently heading west-northwest at 16 mph toward the over-the-wind islands Although the core of the storm is currently expected to be north of the islands, tropical storm winds and localized heavy rain are possible.
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Tropical storm watches have been issued for some of the Windward Islands.
NOAA said in its latest report, "Jerry remains on course and continues moving west to northwest or 295/1
"Over the next few days, the hurricane should continue this general movement with some forward speed slowing as it moves along the southwestern periphery of a subtropical ridge." Thereat r, Jerry is likely to travel northwest, then northwest and turn north when he moves through a weakness in the ridge.
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Jerry will be on the road north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.
Jerry is the tenth storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.  The mighty storm is expected to have a total precipitation of 1 to 2 inches with a maximum of 3 inches of precipitation over the Northern Windward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico generates.
Waves caused by Jerry are expected to be parts of the Northern Leeward Islands until late Thursday.
These waves may cause "life-threatening surf and rip-current conditions" after NOAA warning.
Watches and Warnings
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for  St. Maarten
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions within the wake area are usually possible within 48 hours.