FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Tropical Depression Eleven strengthened into Tropical Storm Josephine Thursday morning.
The storm's maximum sustained wind is 45 mph.
To be a tropical storm, the maximum sustained wind speed must be at or greater than 39 mph.
Josephine is located near latitude 13.7 N and longitude 49.2 W and it is moving to the west-northwest at 15 mph.
By Saturday, the storm will be north of the Virgin Islands.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Josephine is the earliest tenth tropical storm on record in the Atlantic.
The second earliest tenth storm on record is Tropical Storm Jose, which formed on August 22, 2005.
The storm is not expected to strengthen into a hurricane.
It is forecast to lose strength within the next 5 days.
That's when it will be impacted by an upper level low pressure system.