Irma has strengthened to a category 3 hurricane.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 31, 2017
Irma is the 9th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic tropical season.
The storm is currently moving west-northwest at 12 miles per hour. It has a minimum central pressure of 967 mb and maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) August 31, 2017
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Irma to become a category 4 east of the Leeward Islands next week.
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