Larry, the 12th tropical storm of this Atlantic hurricane season, continues to strengthen south of the Cape Verde Islands in Africa, and It is likely to become a storm tonight and will be a major category by Fridayhandjob Up to 6 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The system has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 km/h) and is located over the East Atlantic 595 kilometers (370 mi) south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
Larry is traveling west at 35 km/h (22 mph).
Forecasters forecast a move to the west through Thursday, followed by a progressive turn to the west-northwest through Thursday night and Friday.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted in its most recent bulletin that tropical-storm-intensity winds extended up to 110 kilometers (70 mi) from the center.
Miami-based NHC expects Larry to “continue to strengthen in the coming days” so that he can turn into a hurricane tonight and Reach the category of a major cyclone on Friday (3, 4 or 6 out of a maximum of 5 on the Saffir-Simpson intensity scale).
With Larry today now is Tropical Cyclone Ida, which is moving toward the northeastern United States, causing heavy rain, and Tropical Depression Kate, “poorly organized”, moving across the Atlantic and expected is being said to disappear soon.
Ida has maximum sustained winds of about 55 km/h (35 mph) and is still at risk of heavy rain and subsequent flooding, as well as tornadoes in the northeast.
The path of Hurricane Ida, which has now worsened, has left at least 6 dead, widespread power outages, flooding and extensive damage in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, although it appears to have reached that severity. has not reached what was feared, thanks in large part to the renovated embankments of the New Orleans area.
The system was approximately 60 kilometers (35 mi) east of Hagerstow, Maryland and about 55 kilometers south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Forecasters are warning of flash floods and flooding in parts of the central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and southern New York and New England.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts that there will be above-average activity during the current Atlantic hurricane season.
Four hurricanes have formed in the Atlantic basin so far this year – Elsa, Grace, Henry and Ida – with Grace and Ida reaching the highest grade.
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