ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – During the night, Tropical Storm Karen has been formed, with winds at 40 mph.
Tropical Storm Karen will impact parts of the Windward Islands on Sunday and Sunday evening.
Karen is not expected to intensify much over the next few days as it remains disorganized and fighting wind shear.
Regardless, and track to the north and some strengthening is expected as it nears Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands later this week.
A tropical storm watch may be issued for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands later Sunday.
The steering currents will keep the Tropical Storm Karen off our East Coast and out to sea once it moves north of the Greater Antilles later this week.
As of 5 p.m. ET, for Tropical Storm Karen:
- LOCATION: 11.9N 60.2W
- ABOUT 100 MI E OF GRENADA
- ABOUT 120 MI SE OF ST. VINCENT
- MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
- PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW AT 9 MPH
- MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1005 MB, 29.68 INCHES