TRACK, MODELS: Jerry expected to strengthen into hurricane

Computer models show Jerry staying away from Florida

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Storm Jerry formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday, but current computer models keep it away from Florida.

As of 11 p.m. Wednesday Jerry is located about 675 miles east of the Leeward Islands, with 65 mph winds. Jerry is moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by late Thursday and take a turn to the north and east, keeping it out to sea.

Elsewhere in the tropics

What was once Tropical Storm Imelda in Texas is now a remnant low moving inland through the Houston area.

"That system is bringing lots of rain and flooding to the Houston region," News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "They could see 24 inches of rain or more before it’s all said and done."

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Humberto conditions are raking the Island of Bermuda and Hurricane-Force winds are expected to persist across Bermuda into Early Thursday morning.

Rainfall accumulations could get up to 6 inches, according to meteorologists. 

The storm is about 130 miles north-northeast of Bermuda and moving east-northeast at 23 mph. Center of storm is moving away from Bermuda

Orlando-area forecast

"We will have gorgeous weather in Central Florida through the weekend," Bridges said. "We currently don't have to worry about any of those systems in the tropics."

There's a 30% chance of rain Wednesday in the Orlando area, with a high of 90.

Highs will be in the upper 80s, with a 10-20% chance of rain from Thursday through the weekend.

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