Tropical Storm Josephine has simply turn into the earliest “J” storm on report to kind in the Atlantic Ocean — signaling that we may very well be in for a busy hurricane season.
The storm, which fashioned Thursday about 1,000 miles east of the Leeward Islands, beat out Tropical Storm Jose, which swelled up in the Atlantic Basin on Aug. 22, 2005, the Climate Channel reported.
However don’t fear — Josephine is anticipated to be short-lived and unlikely to come back anyplace close to the East Coast.
Based on the Nationwide Hurricane Middle, the storm is anticipated to strengthen because it passes close to the Leeward Islands over the weekend, with winds that might hit 80 mph earlier than it fizzles out.
No coastal warnings have been introduced.
Nonetheless, forecasters stated the early arrival of the season’s 10th Atlantic storm suggests this yr’s hurricane season may very well be significantly busy.
“Most teams are calling for a really energetic season,” Colorado State College meteorologist Philip Klotzbach stated on Twitter.
“Common July-August forecasts name for 9 hurricanes.”