Tropical Storm Jerry Weakens; Expected to Break Up

Monday, September 24th 2007, 6:05 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Jerry weakened to a depression Monday as it headed for cooler waters and forecasters said the system poses no immediate threat to land.

Jerry formed Sunday and it is not expected to restrengthen. Forecasters expect it to be absorbed by a larger non-tropical low pressure system by Tuesday morning.

At 5 p.m. EDT, Jerry was centered about 870 miles west-northwest of the Azores, with top sustained winds near 35 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. It was moving toward the northeast around 23 mph.

Jerry was the 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

In the Pacific, meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo were expected to dissipate within the next day. They were centered off the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and moving slowly eastward.