JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Josephine is just barely holding on to its tropical storm status as it moves over the Atlantic Ocean as the earliest “J” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.
This weekend, Tropical Storm Josephine will pass north of the Leeward Island far enough to bring no impacts to the island chain. Jacksonville could see a small 1-2 foot groundswell from the storm along the beaches Tuesday.
The forecast track, takes it pass the Leeward Islands while weakening as wind shear and more dry air batters the system down to a weaker remnant low. Whatever is left of the storm should turn away from the U.S early next week.
Josephine is the earliest 10th tropical storm of record in the Atlantic, with the next earliest 10th storm being Tropical Storm Jose on Aug. 22, 2005.