Hurricane Irma path: Will the tropical threat hit Pennsylvania?

Jerome Frank
September 3, 2017

Hurricane Irma has formed as a Category 2 storm over the eastern Atlantic with winds of up to 110 miles per hour.

Over the next five days, forecasters said there's a chance winds could reach 130 miles per hour, making Irma a major Category 4 hurricane.

Irma is entering an area of warmer sea surface temperatures and moisture and could continue to strengthen, becoming a Category 4 hurricane by Wednesday. The storm underwent a spell of rapid intensification and NOW has winds of 115 miles per hour, making the storm a CATEGORY THREE hurricane.

The storm decreased in strength early Friday as it was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, but quickly regained wind speed. Irma is now about 1,580 miles east of the Leeward Islands.

Irma will take about a week to trek west across the Atlantic Ocean.

The date in mind as of Saturday for Irma to make landfall would be September 12.

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"For now, residents of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should follow the progress of Irma closely and make preparations for potential impacts from Irma", it said.

The storm, now some 1,200 miles east of Puerto Rico, is traveling west at about 15 mph.

The 11Alive StormTrackers are tracking yet another major hurricane.

Since Irma is still so far out in the tropical Atlantic, no watches and warnings have been issued in association with this storm. Add to this a new tropical wave today rolled off the African coast, it is with a low chance for development in the next five days.

Whether or not Irma eventually impacts the US remains to be seen. In the NHC's advisory, analysts forecast the storm's path, but it could still change directions before Irma approaches land.

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