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Hurricane Irma remains powerful as it moves through Atlantic

Hurricane Irma remains powerful as it moves through Atlantic
Posted at 6:28 AM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 02:41:48-04

(RNN) - Category 3 Hurricane Irma is packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph as its moves west at 14 mph on Saturday morning.

It's still too soon to say how Irma may impact the U.S. coast, but it's a storm Americans living along the coasts should watch.

Located about 1,320 miles east of the Leeward Islands, Irma is predicted to turn toward the west-southwest during the next couple of days. 

Irma is still far out in the tropical Atlantic, so no watches and warnings have been issued in relation to the storm.

Fluctuations in strength are possible over the next few days, but forecasters expect Irma to remain a powerful hurricane into early next week.

The storm may impact some dry air, and forecasters expect a minimal change in strength as the storm moves.

Irma currently has no hazards affecting land.

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