At 2:00 PM, the center of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 55.2 West or about 525 miles East-southeast of St. Maarten.
Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). A west-northwest motion at a similar forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry is expected to pass approximately 120 miles to the north-northeast of St. Maarten on Friday night. Tropical storm effects of Jerry will begin on St. Maarten by Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Jerry