Tracking The Tropics: T.S. Kyle & Josephine strengthen slightly; no threat to the U.S.


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Tropical Storm Kyle forms this afternoon off the coast of New Jersey and Josephine continues to west-northwestward over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Tracking T.S. Kyle

Friday afternoon, an area of low pressure off the east coast of the U.S. that we have been watching for potential development has become better organized.

As of 11 PM, tropical storm Kyle has sustained wind of 45 mph and moment is to the east-northeast at 16 mph and is 250 miles east-southeast of Atlantic City, NJ.

Kyle will continue to become a little stronger over the weekend. t Then as the storm moves into the cooler water of the North Atlantic, Kyle will begin to loose it’s tropical characteristics.

There is no threat to the U.S. or any land at this time from tropical storm Kyle.

This is the earliest “K” storm to form in the Atlantic since the previous record set in 2005. Hurricane Katrina formed on August 23, 2005.

Tracking T.S. Josephine

As of 11 PM Friday night, tropical storm Josephine has sustained wind of 45 mph and is moving west-northwest at 16 mph. The storm is located 375 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands.

Josephine will be encountering some upper-level wind shear that will begin to tear the storm apart by Monday and into Tuesday. Also, there is some dry air in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere that will help to inhibit strengthening.

With the present track, staying north of the Caribbean islands and making a turn before making it to the Bahamas, there is no threat to any land at this time.

This is the earliest “J” storm to form in the Atlantic since the previous record set in 2005. Tropical Storm Jose formed on August 22, 2005.

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