NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Tropical Storm Earl Forms South of Jamaica Tuesday Morning

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Tropical Storm Earl formed south of Jamaica Tuesday morning, moving rapidly westward at about 20 mph toward the northwestern Caribbean Sea. (NHC image)

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Tropical Storm Earl formed south of Jamaica Tuesday morning, moving rapidly westward at about 20 mph toward the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

Environmental conditions are favorable for additional development.

A U.S. Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft determined the storm is already producing winds of 40 to 45 mph.

These conditions along with heavy rains will likely continue over portions of Jamaica this morning, and will spread over the Cayman Islands later today.

Interests in the western Caribbean Sea, primarily the north coast of Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor products issued by their local meteorological services for possible watches and warnings.

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