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TROPICAL STORM JERRY FORMS IN ATLANTIC

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Tropical Storm Jerry formed early this morning and is expected to continue to gain strength becoming a hurricane in the next 24 to 48 hours as the storm moves west.

Jerry has maximum sustained winds of 45 m.p.h. and is moving at 13 m.p.h.

Jerry’s tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 45 miles from the center.

Computer forecasts project that the storm could spare the Caribbean with the development of Category 3 Hurricane Humberto which is heading north and is expected to pull Jerry toward its direction. But Jerry’s outer bands could still bring rain and wind to areas such as Puerto Rico.

In the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Depression Imelda has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving at 7 mph into the eastern parts of Texas.

The system is projected to bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall with isolated maximum amounts of 18 inches to Houston and Galveston areas.

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