Category 2 hurricane Larry
(CNN) – While millions are still trying to recover after Hurricane Ida It ravages the eastern United States from the Gulf Coast to the northeast, and meteorologists are watching for Hurricane Larry in the Atlantic, which has already strengthened to a Category 2.
At the same time as Ida was creating a 1,500-mile path of destruction, Tropical Storm Julian and Tropical Storm Kate formed and dissipated last week. But Hurricane Larry is now making its way into the mid-Atlantic.
Larry is now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum winds of 100 mph, according to an update from the National Hurricane Center.
The hurricane is located in the Atlantic Ocean 2092 km east of the Leeward Islands, moving from west to northwest at a speed of 26 km / h.
“All models generally agree that Larry will become a major hurricane within a day or two with continued strength until [el lunes]The National Hurricane Center had said before.
Updated forecasts say Larry will reach Category 4 with maximum winds of 225 km/h over the weekend.
Larry will gradually shift to the northwest after Labor Day, and could approach Bermuda by the middle of next week.
After Labor Day, Larry will cause a storm surge along the East Coast of the United States and Bermuda.
“Although Larry is not expected to hit the United States directly, because it will be a major hurricane, the eastern coast of the United States may have effects next week in the form of threatening waves and currents,” CNN meteorologist Alison Sheenchar explained. .
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