Tropical Storm Lisa Forms In Eastern Atlantic

The hurricane center said Karl would continue to the west-northwest for the next few days, then turn more to the northwest and slow down. Tropical storm force winds extended about 140 miles north of Karl's center.

"Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours", the NHC in Miami said. A wave that moved off Africa over the weekend is now tropical storm "Lisa" - the 12th named storm of the season. The storm, which has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and a minimum central pressure of 1007 millibars, was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour.

In the eastern Atlantic... tropical storm Lisa has strengthened a little.

"Karl is unlikely to pose a threat to the United States", said meteorologist Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. As Karl continues to move along in favorable conditions, further strengthening is likely through the weekend.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression #13 is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm on Wednesday. If that be the case, the Tropical Depression would be named as Lisa. While Karl is no threat to the USA, it's track does take it over Bermuda when it hangs a sharp right on Friday.

Mr Baron stated that the Ministry of National Security is “closely monitoring the forecast track of the storm”. The next system in the Atlantic Basin will be Tropical Depression Thirteen.

  • Larry Hoffman