Midnight update: Hurricane Jerry stays on Bermuda track
Hurricane Jerry, the fourth storm of the season, has been confirmed as a potential threat to Bermuda.
The Category 1 storm’s Jerry’s closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is expected to be 336 miles to the south-southwest at midnight on Tuesday.
However, the system may move closer after this time period, depending on its track.
As of midnight, the storm was 824 miles south of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 80mph and gusts to 98mph.
Jerry, which is remain a Category 1 on its arrival to the island, has slowed slightly to 16mph.
Meteorologists are watching the weather system closely and the Emergency Measures Organisation will meet on Monday to assess Hurricane Jerry’s potential threat to Bermuda.
The US-based National Hurricane Centre said in its latest update: “On the forecast track, the centre of Jerry will move north of the northern Leeward Islands later today, pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday, be well east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday and turn northward on Monday.
“Maximum sustained winds remain near 80mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast overnight, but Jerry could restrengthen early next week.”
The next update will be at approximately 6am on Saturday.
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