Tropical Storm Karen forms in the Atlantic

in Florida News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Here’s the latest on the active tropics, including Tropical Storm Karen, which could head toward Florida in the coming days.

  • TS Karen disorganized
  • Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Computer models disagree on storm’s path
  • Tropical Storm Karen was about 195 miles south of St. Croix, packing 40 mph winds as it travels north-northwest at 12 mph.

Little overall change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for, * U.S. Virgin Islands * Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra * British Virgin Islands. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Karen.

Computer models disagree whether Karen will continue to be a storm in the coming days. Some models, however, show it eventually approaching Florida as at least a tropical storm.