3 Tropical Storms: Hanna, Ike, Josephine !!!!
Tropical Storm Hanna
In the Atlantic over the southern Bahamas, Hanna has finally succumbed to northwesterly shear that has provoked it for more than 24 hours now. Because of the persistent shear, it has temporarily weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph. It was centered over the southeastern Bahamas about 435 miles southeast of Nassau.
Tropical Storm Ike
Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, Tropical Storm Ike, the ninth tropical storm of the season, is strengthening as it heads west. It is located halfway between the Lesser Antilles and Africa. Top winds are now near 65 mph, a healthy tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Ike will initially head west or west-northwest over the course of this week. It is forecast to become a hurricane by tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Tropical Storm Josephine
A tropical wave that emerged from the African Coast yesterday formed into Tropical Depression 10 earlier today and has already been upgraded to Tropical Storm Josephine.
It is located about 125 miles southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. Top winds are near 50 miles per hour.
It is expected to remain well south of the Cape Verde Islands today, moving away from them tonight on a west-northwest track into the open waters of the eastern Atlantic.
Courtesy of Weather.com