The Caribbean is safe from the two tropical storms recently formed in the Atlantic Ocean. The ninth and tenth tropical storm formed this year, Tropical Storm Ian and Tropical Storm Julia, are reported to be in a position where they will not be posing as a threat to the Caribbean.
Late Monday, the stronger of the the two, Tropical Storm Ian, formed in the central region of the Atlantic Ocean; that is northeast of the Lesser Antilles and southeast of Bermuda. A status report of it’s state was made this morning and it shared that at the time it was located more than 700 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, carrying maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with higher gusts. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) located in Miami, it is expected to strengthen as it moves north then northeast into the open Atlantic. However, it is not expected to form into a Hurricane. On the condition that Tropical Storm Ian follows the forecast, no land mass should be threatened over the next five days. The NHC said that it is likely to continue spinning harmlessly across the open waters of the Atlantic and become non-tropical by this weekend.
As for Tropical Storm Julia, it is not expected to stay as a storm for long with a weakening strength. It formed late last night and currently it is spinning inland across southeast Georgia. The NHC says that Julia has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, with it expecting to continue to crawl northward. The system should become a remnant low over Georgia by tomorrow.