The Meteorological Service is reporting that a tropical storm formed near the Azores is expected to peter out by Thursday night, August 8.
At 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, the centre of Tropical Storm Debby was located near Latitude 40.8 degrees north and Longitude 48.8 degrees west or 1890 km west northwest of the Azores.
Tropical Storm Debby is moving toward the north-northeast at 15 km/h and this general motion is forecast to continue this morning (Wednesday). A turn toward the northeast is forecast by this afternoon, and that motion should continue into Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 km/h with higher gusts. Little change is strength is forecast today, with slow weakening expected to begin late tonight or on Thursday.
Debby is forecast to dissipate over the far northern Atlantic by Thursday night.
Tropical Storm Debby is not a threat to Jamaica.
By Franklin McKnight