SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Lorenzo becomes the fifth Atlantic hurricane of the season and is expected to become a major hurricane by Thursday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning that Lorenzo is located about 640 miles (1029 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 17 mph (27 kph) and has top sustained winds of 80 mph (128 kph). Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. Meanwhile, Jerry, has become a post-tropical cyclone and was expected to pass near Bermuda on Wednesday morning. And Tropical Storm Karen was located about 155 miles (249 kilometers) north northeast of San Juan early Wednesday.