UPDATED: Tropical Storm Karen Weakening, Predicted to Dissipate By Saturday

It looks like we won’t have to worry about Karen after all.

The National Hurricane Center says the tropical storm, which was previously forecast to affect our area next week, now appears likely to weaken and dissipate before then, with no threat to us or anywhere else, for that matter.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Karen’s top wind speed stood at 45 mph, and the storm was located about 370 miles south of Bermuda, moving northeast at 12 mph.

It is expected to begin turning eastward and become nearly stationary by Friday night, before moving westward over the weekend. Additionally, the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to become a remnant low by Saturday.

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Karen Advisory Number  19
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL122019
500 PM AST Thu Sep 26 2019

...KAREN'S WIND FIELD BEGINNING TO UNRAVEL...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW BY SATURDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.2N 62.9W
ABOUT 370 MI...595 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

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