Three Tropical Cyclones To Twirl In The Atlantic

The Atlantic hurricane season remains extremely dynamic with three named systems in the basic. The Atlantic basin continues its hot streak as Tropical Storms Lorenzo, Jerry and Karen all keep on swirling over the region on Tuesday. Tropical Storm Karen remained the most impactful of the storms on Tuesday as it hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with tropical storm force winds as well as heavy rain. On Tuesday evening, the warnings for tropical storm remained in effect for the islands.

Heavy rainfall – as much as 200 mm for some – is estimated prior to the storm moves out into the open ocean once again early Wednesday. According to the NHS, it has been said that these rains may result in flash flooding and mudslides, in mountainous regions in particular. The storm is anticipated to re-intensify all the way through the end of this week, after which the NHC calls its track ‘low confidence’ since model guidance moves away on the destiny of the storm. This may still be one to watch for the Bahamas and southeast of the United States.

Further out to sea, Tropical Storm Jerry and Tropical Storm Lorenzo both kept on their advancement across the open ocean.

On Tuesday evening, a tropical storm warning remained in effect for Bermuda, where up to 75 mm of the rain is anticipated as Tropical Storm Jerry goes through the island through Wednesday. Even though moisture funneling north from Jerry will give a significant boost to some rainfall accumulations over regions of Atlantic Canada, however, the storm is not otherwise projected to impact land after it goes through Bermuda.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo remains the most robust of the three storms – and the only one projected to make stronger eloquently – but it is still well out to sea over the east Atlantic. It is anticipated to arrive at major hurricane strength over the open ocean a little bit late this week. Even though the ultimate track is still highly in doubt, however, extended model guidance suggests Lorenzo will curve north over the mid-Atlantic and remain out to sea, instead of arriving at the Caribbean or North America.

Besides this, Tuesday was recorded a wet day across much of Atlantic Canada, with flooding rains soaking the Maritimes under a lethargic low pressure system. That heavy rain pushes into Newfoundland for Wednesday, given the tropical moisture boost by far-off storm Jerry, still twirling over the Atlantic. The damp start to fall continued on Tuesday, as early morning thunderstorms rolled through the city o Charlottetown, flooding some local streets prior to the morning commute.

While Wednesday will observe some lingering showers and the risk for thunderstorms, especially for Cape Breton and new the Fundy shores, the heaviest rain will push into Newfoundland for the day. Rainfall warnings linger along the south coast of Newfoundland, where moisture streaming north from Tropical Storm Jerry will give totals a boost.