Jerry has Strengthened Into a Hurricane in the Atlantic; Tropical Storm Watches Posted for Northern Leeward Islands.(UPDATED 2) | SMN News

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

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