The National Hurricane Center (NHC) added. “A north- northeastward to northeastward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through early Friday.
“Karen is then expected to slow down and make a clockwise loop over the southwestern Atlantic into the weekend.
“Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts.
“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles [110 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb [29.62 inches].”
Meanwhile, as of 11pm Wednesday night, Lorenzo was located at 14.7N 38.1W, about 915 miles (1,470 km/h) to the southwest of Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds at 100 mph/155 km/h, moving WNW AT 15 mph/24 km/h.
The NHC said: “Lorenzo is forecast to become a major hurricane on Thursday, with some additional strengthening possible through Friday.
“Hurricane-force-winds extend outward up to 35 miles/55 km/h) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 205 miles/ 33 km/h).
“The estimated minimum central pressure is 974 mb (28.77 inches),” the NHC added..
“A turn to the northwest is forecast to occur on Thursday, followed by a turn to the north by Saturday.”