The storm was located 1,240 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and 1,275 miles west-southwest of the Azores the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 p.m. EDT advisory
The storm had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts and was moving easterly at 7 mph in what is expected to be a slow and erratic motion, the forecasters said. Jerry, which has tropical storm-force winds extending up to 45 miles from its center, is expected to gain some strength in the next day or so.
There were no coastal warnings or watches in effect.
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