The good news on Saturday morning, as of 2am Jerry was downgraded to a tropical storm.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) based in Miami Jerry was located more than a hundred miles north of the norther Leeward Islands as to 2am.
Current predictions by the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) have Jerry approaching the island from the south.
As of 6am the BWS said Tropical Storm Jerry remains “a Potential Threat to Bermuda”.
“Current predictions have Jerry approaching from the south on Monday with potential impacts during Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Otherwise, high pressure over the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast will ridge eastward providing mostly sunny weather and light to moderate northerly winds through this weekend,” the BWS said.
Meanwhile, another tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
“Environmental conditions are currently conducive for some development, and a tropical depression could form on Sunday or early next week while the system moves quickly westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, crossing the Windward Islands on Sunday,” the NHC said.
“Upper-level winds are forecast to become less conducive for development by the middle of next week once the wave moves out of the northeastern Caribbean Sea.
“A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system this afternoon, if necessary. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is possible over much of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend, and interests on those islands and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this disturbance,” the report added.
And another tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa by Sunday.
The NHC said: “Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form early next week while the wave moves westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.”
Jerry is the fourth storm of the 2019 hurricane season confirmed as a potential threat to Bermuda.
Forecasters say this latest storm will reach its closest point of approach to the island around midnight on Tuesday, some 336 miles SSW of Bermuda.
But the system may move closer after this time period, depending on its track.
As of midnight, Jerry was more than 800 miles south of the island.
We’ll have the latest update as soon as it becomes available but the good news this morning is Jerry has been downgraded to a tropical storm while en route to Bermuda.