Tropical Storm Josephine named in the Atlantic
Tropical Depression Eleven has strengthened and is now classified as a tropical storm with 45 mph winds. As the tenth tropical storm of 2020, it has been given the J-name, Josephine. This storm is forecast to strengthen over the next few days as it moves west-northwest at 15mph across the central Atlantic. Josephine is not expected to impact the central Gulf Coast. See the current forecast cone here.
From the National Hurricane Center:
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 49.2 West. Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week.
Recent satellite wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) to the north of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
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