Karen dissipates, Lorenzo still strong in the Atlantic


The started with three tropical systems in the Atlantic, but it is ending with only one. Karen dissipated Friday and is no longer a tropical system, but Lorenzo is still holding on out in the Atlantic.

Karen was downgraded to a tropical depression Friday morning and then dissipated completely Friday night. Karen’s leftover clouds and showers will drifts east, then turn around and moves to the west, but should not impact land.

We’re also tracking Hurricane Lorenzo, in the far eastern Atlantic. Lorenzo is now a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph sustained winds as of Friday night.

Lorenzo is expected to remain a major hurricane over the next 24 hours, then it will very slowly weaken as it tracks farther north. Almost all of the forecast data keeps this storm over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean through early next week, without any threat to land. It looks like Lorenzo will have some impact on the Azores island chain by Tuesday night — the NHC forecast shows it as a Category 1 storm by that point.

The CBS 17 Storm Team will keep you updated through the rest of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

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