Tropical Storm Dolly has formed well east of New Jersey in the eastern North Atlantic; it is moving to the north and east and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida says it won’t last much longer.
As of the last update from the NHC, the center of Tropical Storm Dolly was located near latitude 39.4 North, longitude 61.7 West. Dolly is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 mph.
Satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. While the small system is packing tropical storm force winds now, weakening is forecast during the next day or two as Dolly moves over colder waters. For now, those tropical storm force winds extend outward from the center up to 70 miles. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb or 29.59 inches.
The NHC expects Dolly to become post-tropical on Wednesday and then dissipate by early Thursday.
Dolly is expected to turn toward the northeast tonight with an increase in forward speed on Wednesday. On this path and at this speed, Dolly should remain south and east of the Canada coastline.
Dolly is the third earliest fourth named storm in the Atlantic basin on record since 1851. The first earliest fourth storm was Danielle on June 20, 2016. Debby was the second earliest fourth storm on June 23, 2012.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season continues through November 30.