Forecasters are keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma expected to remain dangerous through upcoming week

Irma is swirling in the mid-Atlantic some 1,580 miles east of the Leeward Islands, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said at 8 PM PST.

It was a tropical storm early Thursday morning.

Irma is at least five days away from any land, and it would be at least ten days from posing a potential threat to the U.S.

While the country is reeling from Hurricane Harvey fucking up the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Irma is raging across the Atlantic.

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On Saturday, Irma fluctuated between a Category 2 and 3 storm as it moved westward.

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It remained over waters east of the Lesser Antilles Saturday, and is expected to pass closer to the Islands on Tuesday and Wednesday. Another Hurricane named Irma, has been developing throughout the week and the impact may be severe with wind speeds already reaching a staggering 110 m.p.h. The hurricane center expects Irma to strengthen on Monday night, and the storm may also shift its path to a more westerly direction.

It's still too soon to say how Irma may impact the US coast, but it's a storm Americans living along the coasts should watch.

Hurricane Irma maintained its category 3 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and is forecast to remain a powerful hurricane for days, as it turned westwards as expected.

According to Buresh, this potential storm will stay away from the USA and any land areas through Labor Day.

Should Irma strike the US, it could form a devastating 1-2 punch of Category 4 storms after the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey last weekend.

Hurricane and tropical storm watches will likely be issued for some of these islands later today or tonight.

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