5 systems eyed in the tropics. Here’s what it means for Florida

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SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is now keeping tabs on five systems in the tropics, but the weather in Florida will benefit from them, at least as of now.

Tropical Storm Jerry is approaching the Lesser Antilles with maximum winds of 65 mph as it moves west-northwest at 15 mph. 

“It will likely be a Category 1 hurricane sometime Thursday,” News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Jerry is forecast to track north of Puerto Rico and stay well away from the Bahamas and the United States.

“Jerry will likely be steered by a large area of high pressure and Hurricane Humberto,” Bridges said.

Humberto, a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds, is moving northeast at 23 mph and caused widespread damage in Bermuda.