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Hurricane Jerry weakens while three possible new systems develop

As Hurricane Jerry continues to pick up speed in the Atlantic Ocean, as many as three other areas show the possibility of tropical development.
 
Jerry weakened to a Category 1 storm Friday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.
 
It was located roughly 110 miles north-northeast of Barbuda and moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.
 
A tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Saba as well as St. Eustatius. 
 
The region could see occasional gusts to tropical storm force as Jerry swings through, well north of land. 
 
Another system south of Hispaniola, has only a 10 per cent chance of developing. 
 
Forecasters say heavy rain is expected across the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
 
Area two is 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and has a slightly better chance of developing as it moves in the general direction of  the Caribbean.
 
Forecasters anticipate a wave to push off the African coast this weekend that has a 70 per cent chance of tropical development. 
 


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