Weakening Tropical Storm Karen Forecast to Make Full Loop

A weakening Tropical Storm Karen continued to pull away from Puerto Rico Wednesday, but forecasters said the system was expected to do a full loop over the weekend while moving over the Atlantic.

Karen had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph as it moved to the north about 330 miles north-northeast of San Juan, according to the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

NHC forecasters said Karen will turn northeastward before making a clockwise loop and then possibly moving west-southwestward. Although some strengthening was forecast over the next couple days, the storm’s expected strength by early next week was unknown.

It was also unknown what possible effects Florida and the East Coast could feel from the storm.