Jerry remains on track to pass a safe distance east and north of the islands.
At 500 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 53.2 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h).
A west- northwest motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will be near or north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday and pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
* Saba and St. Eustatius
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.