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Tropical Storm Jerry Forms in Atlantic

Another area of thunderstorms has ignited across the central and western Caribbean Sea
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 7:51 p.m. ET

(NOAA)

Tropical Storm Jerry has become the 10th named storm and is spinning in the wide open central Atlantic away from land on Monday morning.

Tropical Depression Eleven strengthened into a minimal Tropical Storm Monday morning.

However, the current position and movement of the system will keep it well away from land.

It is moving to the east and is expected to gradually turn to the south late on Monday before shifting back to the west Tuesday.

This NOAA satellite shows Tropical Storm Jerry over the open waters of the Atlantic on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

Steering currents for the storm are weak and will allow it to stick around in the same area for a few days. From that point, there are two scenarios that could play out.

One scenario has the storm getting swept out by a passing disturbance to the north towards the end of the week. The other scenario has the storm slowly drifting west, but eventually fizzling out due to unfavorable winds aloft.

In both cases, the storm will not be affecting any land. The only threat will be rough seas in the vicinity of the system.

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The rest of the central and eastern Atlantic will remain quiet through at least midweek.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Caribbean, however.

An area of thunderstorms has ignited across the central and western Caribbean Sea and environmental conditions are favorable for further development over the next few days.

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PrinceCAsio12

Proud to be a hurricane

September 30 2013 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
twobsmiths

Somehow a tropical storm named "Jerry" just doesn't sound threatening.

September 30 2013 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lorcan Bonda

Names have been reserved for tropical storms and hurricanes. The criteria changes almost every year, but they have named tropical storms for quite awhile. Usually, the changes incorporate the accuracy of technology (i.e. what is the definition of "Maximum sustained winds" and how is it measured?) The accuracy of satellites has increased the number of named storms. The last big change to the naming convention was in 2004 when they began naming "extratropical storms". Not coincidentally, that year has the most number of named storms on record.

September 30 2013 at 6:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
talari

What happened to the active storm season they promised?

September 30 2013 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thedofuss

what? not the storm of the millennium? come on guys.

September 30 2013 at 5:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
user139512

WENT THROUGH HUGO......BAD ENOUGH

September 30 2013 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Southern Air

So, what they are saying is "it's raining in the ocean and it's getting wet??? Report news worthy items for petes' sake.

September 30 2013 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divasattic

Sorry, misread your comment!! Storms easily turn into the storms.

September 30 2013 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divasattic

The names sounds as if they are remembering all their friends..Once they have around twenty they put them in alphabetical order!!

September 30 2013 at 5:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wfischl

why do they now name storms?? it was reserved for hurricanes...

September 30 2013 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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talari

Call it what you like, it won't change a thing.

September 30 2013 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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