Hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey which brought devastation to the Texas coastline and lingered around Houston causing catastrophic flooding, Tropical Storm Irma has now become a category 2 hurricane.
Irma is currently positioned in the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands about halfway in between Africa and the Lesser Antilles.
The storm is forecast to grow into a category 4 hurricane before nearing Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles.
The current storm models range from curving the storm into the Atlantic near Bermuda to entering the Gulf of Mexico. So the possibilities are quite wide.
It’s not out of the question for Irma to near the Bahamas into late next week as some models suggest which would bring a dangerous hurricane eerily close to the Florida peninsula or even perhaps making a landfall.
All areas along the United States coast from south Texas to Maine are told to watch this storm as the forecast is for it to grow at a rapid pace with potential to be a major hurricane as it gets closer.
It is still WAY too early to determine if the storm will have any impacts on us here in Orlando, but we will continue to monitor Irma as she makes her way westward and potentially even west south west.
Source: Weather Channel