T.S. Josephine near Northern Leeward Islands; T.S. Kyle to become post-tropical


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Tropical storm Josephine is maintaining strength near the Northern Leeward Islands and will be moving away. Josephine will be weakening over the next several days. In the North Atlantic, T.S. Kyle is stronger but will become post-tropical as it runs out of warm water.

Tracking T.S. Josephine

As of 5 PM Saturday, Tropical Storm Josephine has sustained wind of 45 mph and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph. The storm is located 160 miles northeast 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 right now.

On Thursday, Josephine will be approaching Bermuda as a post-tropical system. Conditions there will breezy with periods of heavy rain.

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.

Tracking T.S. Kyle

As of 2 PM Saturday, tropical storm Kyle has maintained winds of 50 mph. These winds are stronger than they were on Friday. Movement is to the east-northeast at 22 mph. The storm is located 715 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

As Kyle continues on a easterly and northerly track, there storm will no longer have warm water as fuel to keep convection occurring. The storm will tradition into a post-tropical system.

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.

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