Hurricane Jerry forms and another Tropical Wave approaches

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    Hurricane Jerry has formed in the Atlantic just 785 km east of the northern Leeward Islands.

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius.

    On its forecast track, the centre of Jerry will be near or north of the Leewards Friday, pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday.

    The Category 1 Hurricane is forecast to strengthen during the next day before some weakening begins this weekend.

    The T&T Met Service is stressing that on the current forecast track, Jerry poses no direct threat to T&T.

    Meanwhile, a tropical wave located in the central Atlantic is approaching the Caribbean.

    The National Hurricane Centre says the tropical wave is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers.

    Some development is possible while the system approaches the Windward Islands this weekend or when it moves across the Caribbean Sea early next week.