Hurricane Irma a Leeward Islands Threat Next Week; U.S. Impact Still Unknown

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Hurricane Irma affected areas week forecast.

Hurricane Irma, already a strong hurricane in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, is expected to resume intensifying this weekend, and may be a formidably intense hurricane when it nears the Leeward Islands next week.

The center of Irma is located just under 1,600 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Irma’s intensification has paused, for the time being, after intensifying from a tropical storm Wednesday to Category 3 hurricane Thursday in just 30 hours.

Whether Irma ultimately strikes the U.S. at all will depend on the strength and expansiveness of the Bermuda-Azores high over the Atlantic Ocean, and the timing, depth and location of a southward dip in the jet stream near the eastern U.S.

The range of solutions spans from a track safely east of the U.S. East Coast to a track into the Gulf of Mexico.

For now, all residents along the East Coast and Gulf Coast should monitor the progress of Irma.

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