"The storm will likely continue to strengthen but is expected to track north of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico over the weekend," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen says. So far this year, Cristobal, Danielle, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna and Isaias have also set records for being the earliest named Atlantic storms of their respective place in the alphabet. At a Glance. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Josephine could bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to parts of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. With 9 storms so far this hurricane season, what happens if we run out of names? Tropical Storm Josephine had 45 mph winds on … Josephine will pass northeast of the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday and Puerto Rico on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Prior to Josephine, the 2020 hurricane season as already left its mark on the history books multiple times so far with storms Cristobal, Edouard, Fay, … This marked the first occurrence of two pre-season tropical storms in the Atlantic since 2016, the first occurrence of two named storms in the month of May since 2012, and the record sixth consecutive season with pre-season activity, extending the record set from 2015 to 2019. Hurricane; Tropical Storm Josephine 2020 gets a bit stronger. Josephine forms in the Atlantic, adding another record to this historic hurricane season By Judson Jones , CNN Meteorologist Updated 5:57 PM ET, Thu August 13, 2020 Aug. 13, 2020 – NASA-NOAA Satellite Nighttime Imagery Reveals Development of Tropical Storm Josephine. 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be 'extremely active,' NOAA says in updated forecast. ET advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Josephine was about 865 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands and traveling west-northwest at 16 mph. (CNN)Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the Atlantic, continuing this hurricane season record setting pace. Hurricane Central. Updated Aug 14, 2020; Posted Aug 14, 2020 . Tropical cyclogenesis began in the month of May, with tropical storms Arthur and Bertha. AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said that "we expect this system to move on a curved path to the west-northwest and then to the northwest in the coming days.". The hurricane center said little change in strength was anticipated in the next 24 hours and then conditions could become less favorable for intensification. Josephine to pass east and north of the Leeward Islands. It could pass near Bermuda on Wednesday. The tropical storm is slowly moving west-northwest and could make impacts through Saturday morning. Josephine’s winds rose to 45 mph, but it is still a minimal tropical storm. Tropical Storm Kyle was named earlier Friday in the western Atlantic off the U.S. East Coast. Kyle was forecast to lose its tropical features by Sunday or Monday. The hurricane center said isolated minor flooding will be possible in Puerto Rico through Monday. An average season produces 12 named storms. A slightly stronger Tropical Storm Josephine continued to track to the west-northwest in the Atlantic on Friday night. Even if the center of the storm stays over the open water, the system could pass close enough to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the Leeward Islands. Josephine is the 10th named storm, and we are only two months and 13 days into the 6-month season. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). Tropical Storm Josephine had 45 mph winds on Friday night and is expected to stay north of the Leeward Islands.

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