Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened and has become Tropical Storm Lorenzo.
The storm strengthened over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Monday morning. Lorenzo contained sustained winds up to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. It is currently moving west at 18 mph.
There are now three named storms out in the Atlantic: Jerry, Karen, and Lorenzo. Tropical Storm Jerry is expected to bring some impacts to Bermuda, while Tropical Storm Karen will bring tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain to Puerto Rico.
Lorenzo is the 12th named tropical cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season.
This storm is expected to strengthen to category 1 hurricane status later this week. It’s current forecast track shows little impacts to land for the week ahead.