Tropical Storm Jerry Forms in AtlanticAnother area of thunderstorms has ignited across the central and western Caribbean Sea
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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