WEATHER | Tropical Storm Henri develops, threatening Bermuda

WEATHER | Tropical Storm Henri develops, threatening Bermuda

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 17, 2021 - As Tropical Depression Grace moves towards Jamaica and Cuba after dumping heavy rains on the Dominican Republic and Haiti,  A third tropical system, Tropical Storm Henri, developed late Monday afternoon near Bermuda, joining Fred and Grace

AccuWeather says Henri began as a tropical depression that took shape on Sunday, but continued to strengthen to become the eighth named storm of the 2021 hurricane season.    

On Monday A tropical storm watch was in effect for Bermuda as Henri was located 145 miles southeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and higher gusts. It was moving to the south-southwest at 5 mph.

Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to take a curved path around Bermuda, and it is likely to strengthen and become better organized as it does so, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty.

A third tropical system, Tropical Storm Henri, developed late Monday afternoon near Bermuda, joining Fred and Grace. Henri was initially a tropical depression that took shape on Sunday, but continued to strengthen to become the eighth named storm of the 2021 hurricane season.    

A tropical storm watch was in effect for Bermuda on Monday as Henri was located 145 miles southeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and higher gusts. It was moving to the south-southwest at 5 mph.   

Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to take a curved path around Bermuda, and it is likely to strengthen and become better organized as it does so, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty.

In the meantime, Tropical Storm Grace is expected to produce 4-6 inches of rainfall over Jamaica today. Flash flooding and landslides should be expected. Strong, gusty winds will also be experienced...as the tropical storm moves close to the coast.

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