Jerry strengthening over the Tropical Atlantic….
At 11:00 am the center of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 49.2 West, or about 830 miles southeast of St. Maarten. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A west-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Jerry is forecast to a hurricane by the late Thursday, with little change in strength anticipated on Friday and Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75