Irma now a Category 3 hurricane

Another major hurricane is already brewing in the Atlantic

Packing 115-mph winds and strengthening rapidly, Irma was declared a Category 3 hurricane just before 5 p.m. and was heading west at 12 miles per hour and picking up speed, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Forecasters said Irma will turn toward a slightly south of westward heading in a couple of days, and it will be a major hurricane by the time it reaches the eastern Caribbean early next week.

NHC officials expect Hurricane Irma to continue with its current motion through Friday with a slight shift westward into Saturday.

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- Producing maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.

Obviously it's way too soon to predict what Irma will do.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.

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That said, all interests in those areas should monitor the progress of Irma closely for many days to come.

The forecast for Irma is very uncertain and the two most reliable models couldn't be further apart in their forecasts.

Does Irma, the fourth hurricane of the season, pose a new threat to the U.S.?

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As the storm continues to generally move west across the Atlantic it is expected to continue to strengthen and potentially become a category 4 hurricane by early next week.

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