News item on tropical Storm Josephine issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at 12 p.m Friday, 14th August, 2020.
…Hurricane Hunter aircraft scheduled to investigate Josephine.
At 11:00 a.m. edt, the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 16.1° North and longitude 54.7° West or about 575 miles East-Southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. Josephine is moving West-Northwest near 16 miles per hour, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days followed by a turn toward the Northwest late this weekend or early next week.
On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the Northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours. After that time, Josephine is expected to encounter upper-level winds that will not be conducive for strengthening. An air force reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft is scheduled to investigate Josephine this afternoon.
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