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Hurricane Irma expected sometime today and it could become a Category 3 storm

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  • In their latest advisory, forecasters said sustained winds had picked up to 100 mph and were likely to keep building as the storm rolled west/northwest at 10 mph into warm tropical waters.
  • It’s expected to turn slightly south in the next two days in response to a high pressure system.
  • Over the next five days, forecasters said there’s a chance winds could reach 120 mph, making Irma a major Category 3 hurricane.
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    Forecasters said they are also keeping an eye on a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring additional rain to heavily flooded parts of the Texas and Louisiana coasts.

  • It’s too soon to tell how much rain and forecasters gave the system just a 20 percent chance of forming.


Tropical Storm Irma continued to gather strength overnight and will likely become a hurricane Thursday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.In their latest advisory, forecasters said sustained

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Hurricane Irma has formed in the Atlantic and is rapidly intensifying, the National Hurricane Center says.

In their latest advisory, forecasters said sustained winds had picked up to 100 mph and were likely to keep building as the storm rolled west/northwest at 10 mph into warm tropical waters. Irma was located about 650 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

While it’s still not clear what impacts it will have to land, track models show it steering more to the southwest on a more ominous course for Florida and the U.S. coast. It’s expected to turn slightly south in the next two days in response to a high pressure system.

Over the next five days, forecasters said there’s a chance winds could reach 120 mph, making Irma a major Category 3 hurricane.

Forecasters said they are also keeping an eye on a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring additional rain to heavily flooded parts of the Texas and Louisiana coasts. It’s too soon to tell how much rain and forecasters gave the system just a 20 percent chance of forming.

Hurricane Irma expected sometime today and it could become a Category 3 storm

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